Puerto Rican Photographer Frank Espada Passes Away

02/18/2014 06:37 pm ET | Updated Feb 18, 2014
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Photographer Frank Espada, leader and activist of New York's Puerto Rican community in the 1960s, died in California, his son said Monday. He was 84.

His father died Sunday evening, Jason Espada said.

Frank Espada, also father of the renowned poet Martin Espada, gained nationwide fame after publishing "The Puerto Rican Diaspora: Themes in the Survival of a People," in which he portrayed his fellow islanders in different places doing different things all across the United States.

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