José A. Alvarado Jr.

Photographer
   
Location: New York
Nationality: Puerto Rican American
Biography: José A. Alvarado Jr. (b.1989) is a Puerto Rican photographer dedicated to documenting class inequality, civic engagement, and contemporary issues in Puerto Rico and New York City. He works primarily in long-form storytelling, using visual... read on
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Meet the Latinos Trying to Get Latinos to the Polls
josé a. alvarado jr.
Mar 3, 2020
Location: Brooklyn
“My experience living at the margins of how Latinidad has been constructed, particularly being Afro-Latinx and queer, makes me fight to make sure we continue to expand it for those who want to be a part of it,” - Jonathan Jayes-Green Latinx outreach director for Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, for The New York Times.

Meet the Latinos Trying to Get Latinos to the Polls
A projected 32 million Latinos will be able to head to the polls in November. The Democratic presidential campaigns are hoping to engage them.

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