Jose Cotto

Photographer and Designer, josecottoCREATIVE, New Orleans, USA

Jose's photography and design practice, josecottoCREATIVE, explores the relationships between people, place, and time. Jose was born and raised in Great Brook Valley, a housing project in Worcester, Massachusetts. The son of a single mother raising four kids, he often found himself being pulled between the streets and his desire to create - art was always a means to escape, a means to forget, and a means to remember. Previously, Jose served as the director of design for Arts Council New Orleans, spearheading the organization's youth design and build program, placemaking initiatives, and in house graphic design and branding needs. Jose holds a Masters in architecture from Tulane University and a Bachelors in architecture and design from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Jose attended the YCI Forum as a participant in 2018.


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