Immigrant women… under the lens

March 3, 2013 00:01 0 comments

A photographic exhibition portrays how life is for eleven women residents in the British capital. The exhibition starts the 8th of March.

 

Lenguage sexista invisibilizador7Economic and social reasons, tolerance and cultural diversity, are some of the reasons that have turned the British capital into one of the principal destinations for Latin Americans in the last decades.

Studies of the Latin community resident in the United Kingdom, show how many hopes have thwarted, 22% work under informal conditions and long working days, and the majority are being exploited.

With the aim of presenting to the public the reality of London and discovering its problems and necessities; a photographic exhibition has been organized, directed by Pablo Allison, and counts with the collaboration of the University of Nottingham and the University of Edinburgh

mujeres inmigrantes 12This exhibition is part of the Project: ‘Women and the Independence of Latin America’, that both institutions are running.

The exhibition ‘Empowerment through art: Photography and Latin American, migrant girls in London’, tries to give a different perspective of London. This has been depicted through the life and experiences of 11 young South American women, expressed in each of the images forming photographic exhibition.

Mujere inmigrantes bajo 20According to its organizer and photographer Pablo Allison, in all the images he aimed to claim the presence of a Latin community, which – despite its density- passes unnoticed in British society.

The spectator will be able to observe that the photographs address gender issues and national identities.

Independence, freedom and challenges facing Latin American women, are other subjects, of great presence in every one of the displayed scenes. You will be able to enjoy the exhibition from the 8th of March, 9 AM to 5 PM. Address: 39 – 41 Gregory Boulevard, Nottingham, NG7 6BE. More information: www.nae.org.uk.

 

 

(Translated by Evelyn Dench – Email: edench75@googlemail.com)

 

 

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