Harry Gamboa Jr. is an internationally recognized writer and visual artist. As co-founder of the Chicano art group ASCO (1971-1987), he developed such multi-media forms as the “no-movie” and “fotonovela,” which drew attention to the workings of mass culture. In the mid-1980s, working through cable access, Gamboa produced a series of “conceptual dramas” that explored both stereotypical and traditional notions about the Latino family. In these works, collected here for the first time, Gamboa combined the political influences of the Chicano Movement with the narrative excess of film noir, B movies, and Mexican telenovelas. Gamboa’s writings and image-text art are published in Urban Exile: The Collected Writings of Harry Gamboa Jr. (University of Minnesota Press, 1998). He is currently professor of photography and media at California Institute of the Arts.