Francisco Gonzalez
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Expat

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

Expat is a series of photographs that study 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 different cultures and how they manifest themselves far away from home. People who come seeking education or just people 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, trying to show the differences and how its hard to loose your cultural heritage. These photographic artworks serve as the starting point to an investigation surrounding these human beings; and are supported by a video that shows not only their own story, but more importantly their raw emotions.

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