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Photographing Puerto Rican New York, With A ‘Sympathetic Eye’ : Code Switch : NPR

Photographing Puerto Rican New York, With A ‘Sympathetic Eye’ : Code Switch : NPR

The 1970s were a tumultuous time in the city’s history, but it was also a time of great change for the Latino community, then mostly Puerto Rican. Photojournalist-activist Bolivar Arellano made a point of documenting the “good.” Those who have studied his work say he captured the nuance that outsiders often missed.

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