By 1987 I had shifted my photographic interests from Rock & Roll to the Conjunto and Tejano bands of my own culture, and was working on photo assignments for several of the regional Tejano record […]

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  Downtown San Antonio in the early 1980s was just starting to become a major tourist destination. El Mercado was transitioning from a Westside farmer’s market into the internationally-renowned Mexican market we know today. People […]

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  Shades of Guadalajara   In 1984, I traveled with Fiesta Commission representatives to Mexico as part of a cultural exchange of festival organizers. I had just started working with the commission a few years […]

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As we gather with family for the holidays, my thoughts turn to my parents, particularly my Dad, Enrique Rendon Sr. I used to travel with him regularly on trips to Nuevo Laredo to visit his […]

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As we age, a man wears his character in deeply etched lines on his face and skin, and in the apparel he chooses. Dignity is a matter of self-acceptance, and clothes can tell a story […]

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By 1982, I had moved into my house in the Mahncke Park neighborhood. I had set up a darkroom and studio in one half of the house, and I lived in the other. I had […]

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San Antonio’s Favorite Sons Shape A National Community As a downtowner, I‘ve been a regular patron of El Mirador for many years. You see a lot of familiar faces lunching in our Southtown restaurants. On […]

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Since Led Zepplin recently won their copyright suit to their song “Stairway to Heaven”, it takes me back to their momentous appearance in San Antonio in 1973. My older brother Gerard and his friend Charlie […]

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My first published photograph appears in an overleaf at the front of the 1973 Central Catholic yearbook, The Rattler. It shows George McGovern speaking at a campaign stop at the Alamo just before the 1972 […]

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  “When you find a good path, keep walking” – Al Rendon The route from family photos to your artwork being collected by the National Portrait Gallery is not a direct line. In this phase […]

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