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Humanizing Portraits Give Detained Immigrants The Dignity They Deserve

”Since I can remember, I was always making things,” artist José Alvarez (D.O.P.A.) explained in an interview with The Huffington Post. “It was my way of dealing with everything that around me. It still is.” Alvarez, born Deyvi Orangel Pena Arteaga, grew up in Venezuela in the 1960s, amid a religious, traditional family. (He’d later adopt the moniker José Alvarez while illegally assuming the identity of an American citizen, adding the acronym D.
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