Ramon Galindo

By: ralphbarrera

Aug 31 2009

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Category: Photojournalism

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Focal Length:35mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:Canon EOS-1D Mark II N

Today was one of those special days I get to enjoy often in my job as a photojournalist in Austin, TX. I met 88 year-old Ramon Galindo. Mr. Galindo immigrated to the United States from Mexico as a child and served in the military. He opened his own tailoring business and outfitted the likes of President Lyndon B. Johnson and John Connally with finely tailored clothes, all the while documenting life in old Austin starting in the late 1950’s. He became a magician early in life and that was his true love. He will be honored at their annual convention later this week for his lifelong support of the lost art. We feature him in an upcoming article about his life and history in Austin by writer Juan Castillo. I consider Mr. Galindo and his wife of 62 years Pauline true historians of Austin and wonderful people. It was indeed my pleasure. This photograph of Ramon, who still shots and edits his own video, was among the last pictures I took of him today when he pulled out a few of his old film cameras.

Photo by Ralph Barrera/Austin American-Statesman 


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