Talk: "The Latino Paparazzi of Los Angeles: Life, Death, and Labor in the Celebrity Industrial Complex"
Please join us for a special presentation by IAC visiting researcher and Ford fellow Vanessa Díaz, who will explore the racial politics of representation and division of labor among paparazzi. Díaz has studied the transition of LA paparazzi from a labor force of predominantly white men to one of predominantly Latino men born in the United States and Latin America and how these cultural producers play a central role in shaping celebrity culture. Her work examines the (in)visibility of Latinx labor, stereotypes around immigration, and the relationship between media, politics, and celebrity in the era of the reality star presidency. Two paparazzi will join Díaz for the discussion. The event will conclude with a reception. The event is organized by the CSRC and co-sponsored by the UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, the UCLA Institute of American Cultures, the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies, and the UCLA Department of Anthropology.
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