Francisco Gonzalez
Expat: person temporarily or permanently residing in a country other than that of their citizenship.

Expat

Personal project

Personal project

Expat: person temporarily or permanently residing in a country other than that of their citizenship.

Expat: person temporarily or permanently residing in a country other than that of their citizenship.

Expat is a series of photographs that studies the phenomenon of expatriates in the United States of America. I narrate my personal story from the diverse points of view of those who decided to emigrate as I did. During the project, I photographed people from Colombia to Mozambique and from Nigeria to China, portraying their unique cultures and how they manifest themselves far away from home. People who come seeking education or those who leave looking for a better place to live and work is what accomplishes the series. I juxtapose their culture within the space they now live in, aiming to illustrate the differences and the strength of their cultural heritage which is impossible to lose.

These photographic artworks serve as the starting point to an investigation surrounding these human beings. They are supported by a video that shows not only their story, but more importantly their raw emotions.

Expat_Savannah_05.1_Joyce.jpg
Expat_Savannah_06_Renua.jpg
Expat_Savannah_15_Silvia.jpg
Expat_Savannah_14_Sayako.jpg
Expat_Savannah_16_Veronica.jpg
Expat_Savannah_18_Helena.jpg
Expat_Savannah_35_Rasa.jpg
Expat_Savannah_32_Nena.jpg
Expat_Savannah_68_Juan.jpg
Expat_Savannah_17_Margie.jpg
Expat_Savannah_01_Kenya.jpg