Beto Soto is an Undocumented and gay photographer based in San Diego, California. After graduating high school, Soto began exploring topics around LGBTQ identities and immigration status using photography. Through the years, he began to learn about artists who use their art to raise awareness on social issues. It was then when Soto was introduced to the term "Undocuqueer," A term created by social justice leaders and artist of color to represent both LGBTQ identity and immigration status. Through his involvement with The AJA project a non-profit photography organization located in City Heights, San Diego, Soto was able to apply to the Open Places Initiative Fellowship with Open Society Foundations. Giving him the support he needed to create this media project.