Migrations - Portraits
66 images Created 31 Jan 2019
Throughout November and December of 2018, I have been traveling within Mexico, the United States, and Germany as part of a project which attempts to combine multidisciplinary practices to counter-map the ‘Global Migration Crisis’. This has resulted in a collection of the portraits of migrant individuals and families whom I met and who agreed to be photographed. I asked them to draw and comment on the map of their migratory experience to create a participatory representation of individual experiences to reintroduce the personal narrative, and to counter-map the mainstream depiction of contemporary migration. This paper explores the theoretical and practical challenges affecting the representation of the ‘refugee and migration crisis’ as well as how the visual regimes of the news and governments participate in global perceptions of the ‘migration crisis.