In honor of my dearest friend Arthur Reyna Jr. who passed away on January 19, 2021 due to COVID-19, I offer this piece and film, Mijo (2021).

This project is made possible in part by a grant from the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs and with support from Community Partners. Special thanks to Andrea Reyna, Yvette Reyna, Anthony Barrera, and the many family members and friends of Artie’s who shared these precious photos.

We love and miss you, Artie. Rest in peace.