Beto Soto is an artist, youth advocate and educator. His ongoing project Undocuqueer shines a spotlight on LGBTQ Undocumented Americans living in San Diego, California. Through his portraiture, and use of lighting and props, Soto is able to create mystical landscapes that often portray his subjects as surreal. He is able to make his subjects radiate with confidence and perseverance. Soto hopes to elevate the voices of this community, and to advocate for himself and others like him, who strive to be visible and treated with equality and respect. Undocuqueer has been exhibited at the San Diego Museum of Photographic Arts, and Soto’s works have also been seen locally at Centro Cultural de la Raza, San Diego History Center and along the San Ysidro border at The Front Gallery.