Wednesday, April 21 at 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Vanessa Díaz, Assistant Professor of Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies, Loyola Marymount University
Book Talk: Manufacturing Celebrity: Latino Paparazzi and Women Reporters in Hollywood
In Manufacturing Celebrity, Vanessa Díaz pulls the curtain back on Hollywood, tracing the complex power dynamics of the reporting and paparazzi work that fuel contemporary American celebrity culture. Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork, her experience reporting for People magazine, and dozens of interviews with photographers, journalists, publicists, magazine editors, and celebrities, Díaz examines the racialized and gendered labor involved in manufacturing and selling relatable celebrity personas.
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Co-sponsored by The Wallis Annenberg Photography Department, LACMA