Empowerment through Art: Photography and Latin American Girls in London is a photographic project based on the lives of eleven young migrant women from Colombia, Bolivia and Ecuador, who live in London. It gathers images of the women participants who took part in a series of workshops addressing themes such as women’s agency, independence, freedom, memory and identity.
The women developed their photography skills and each produced a visual diary representative of their personal experiences of living in the UK.
The UK Latin American community is growing steadily. In 2008 there were around 186, 500 Latin Americans living in the UK and the numbers are rising. As representatives of this community, these girls appear in the photographs as empowered young women.
This project was funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and supported by the University of Nottingham and the Latin American Women’s Rights Service (LAWRS).
For further information please visit: www.genderlatam.org.uk