Faces of Voters — A Portrait Photo Series
By: Ruth Chincanchan
2020 was a year of unprecedented voter turnout. In this photo series, we captured five different voters and a little of what makes this election so meaningful to them. We hope to show the uniqueness of this presidential race as well as the diversity of issues that are relevant to voters. Below each photo, you’ll find a caption with information on the subject, the photo location, and the individual’s relationship to the 2020 election.
Chris Pleman. UCLA class of 2021. Taken at Royce Hall. The COVID-19 crisis has been a telling moment for Chris during this year’s election, as well as reproductive rights, immigrant rights, and improvement for the lives of minorities. He is a strong believer in transferring funding from police departments to social and preventative programs, women’s rights, protecting the environment, and undoing the Trump effect.
Ruth Chincanchan. UCLA class of 2022. Taken in Westwood. The Latinx community has been one of the priorities during this election, as well as backing the BLM movement and women’s rights.
Sophia Desai. UCLA class of 2022. Taken in Westwood. The BLM movement has been a key factor for Sophia’s voting habits, as well as the COVID-19 pandemic response.
Michael Markot. UCLA class of 2021. Taken in Westwood. Health care and the COVID-19 crisis are important to Michael when choosing who to vote for.
Rockford Mankini. UCLA class of 2021. Taken in Westwood. Rocky’s voting is heavily influenced by making sure his mother can continue to have affordable healthcare.