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Photographer Chronicles Immigrant’s Journey


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The national debate over illegal immigration is both polarizing and political. But it’s also about many, very personal human struggles. For the past 17 years, Pulitzer-prize winning Los Angeles Times photographer Don Bartletti has chronicled one man’s journey from his poor pueblo in Oaxaca, Mexico through his illegal crossing into the United States and eventually to becoming a naturalized U.S. citizen. Wilfredo Ramirez’ story will be published this Sunday in the Los Angeles Times Magazine. Host Gloria Penner talks with Bartletti about documenting the journey.


  • Don Bartletti , Los Angeles Times photojournalist.

The story and photos of Wilfredo Ramirez’ journey will be the cover story in this Sunday’s Los Angeles Times Magazine.

You can visit the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego’s Balboa Park to see the exhibition “The Roads Most Traveled: Photographs of Migration by Don Bartletti” Through January 14.


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