Passings: Aurelio Jose Barrera, Pulitzer-Winning L.A. Times Photographer, Dies at 60

By David Schonauer   Thursday October 29, 2020

Aurelio Jose Barrera, a longtime L.A. Times photographer who helped the paper win a Pulitzer Prize with a groundbreaking series on Los Angeles’ overlooked Latino communities and in retirement launched a one-man crusade to deliver food to the homeless in those communities, has died after a fall, reports the newspaper. He was 60. Barrera was a young intern at The Times in 1983 when a team of Latino journalists banded together to cover communities of color that they believed the paper wrote about only when there was crime, unrest or immigration raids.

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