Aurelio Jose Barrera, a longtime Los Angeles Times photographer who helped the paper win a Pulitzer Prize with a groundbreaking series on L.A.’s overlooked Latino communities, has died. In retirement, he launched a one-man crusade to deliver food to the homeless in those communities.
As an intern, Barrera shot black-and-white photos of everyday moments in overlooked Latino communities, which his team felt were covered only when crime occurred. Their project won the 1984 public service award, despite initial skepticism from The Times’ editor.
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