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.