Backstage at Fiesta Mexicana: Grupo Folklórico de UCLA

I took photos of Grupo Folklórico de UCLA backstage during their big show of the year, Fiesta Mexicana, in 2011 and 2012. They are a student organization at UCLA that performs folklórico (traditional folk dancing that differs by state) for community and campus events. Fiesta Mexicana is a three hour show at UCLA’s Royce Hall. Its production is completely student-run, and the show is free to everyone. These photos were shared by the organization itself on Facebook, for promotion, and for record.

Fee Hikes Student Protest at UCLA

In 2010, the fee hikes in the UC system were set to rise. The students were protesting the office of the chancellor. These photos were taken for La Gente Newsmagazine.