Beto Soto is a Queer Mexican photographer who focuses on portrait and documentary photography. His work explores self-identity, immigration status, and the layers of the LGBTQ+ community. Beto's most recent photographic work highlights undocumented LGBTQ+ individuals and how both identities intersect.
In 2017, Soto received the community fellowship "open places initiative" through Open Society Foundations. With his youth fellowship and the support of The AjA Project, Soto created a series of photo stories highlighting LGBTQ+ Undocumented Americans living in San Diego, California, in hopes of elevating their voices and creating solidarity amongst both communities.
Soto's work has been exhibited at the prestigious Museum of Photographic Arts, Chicano Art Gallery, The Front Gallery, Centro Cultural de la Raza, and San Diego History Center.
Through his creative work, Soto radiates resilience and perseverance and inspires communities.