UNM grad featured in New York Times photo essay about affirmative action

July 17, 2023

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A recent University of New Mexico graduate was featured in a photo essay about affirmative action published by The New York Times.

Andrew Michael Joseph, who graduated in May with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Honors Art Studio and a minor in Honors Interdisciplinary Liberal Arts, was one of seven students whose work was featured in the essay titled College Looks Like This: Seven Students, Seven Campuses.

The photo essay offered an examination of what college campuses looked like around the country prior to the Supreme Court’s decision to restrict the consideration of race in the admissions process.

“It's been a bit surreal to see it published and know that people outside of my immediate sphere and community are seeing my photos and seeing our community, but I'm honored to have been chosen to talk about and photograph such an important concept,” Michael Joseph said. “I think having this assignment allowed me to also reflect on what community means.”

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