Photographer Eliana Cleffi is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this portrait/documentary photography. From her project ‘Montevideo: Cultural Crisol‘ . To see Eliana’s portfolio click on any image.
Although Uruguay was mostly formed by Spanish and Italian immigrants who came here at the beginning of the 20th century, the number of foreigners that arrived to our country after that period was not considerable enough to create drastic changes in our society.
For the last decade, Montevideo has finally been receiving people from all around the world, yet the citizens don’t seem to realize it; we are missing a big opportunity to enjoy and learn from different cultures.
In order to demonstrate this phenomenon, I proposed myself to take a portrait of 100 people, from 100 different countries who are living here. The pictures would be taken at their favorite places in the city.
On December of 2017, after a period of six months, I was able to reach that number.
We live in a globalized world where borders are getting diffused. Everybody should be welcomed everywhere.
By Eliana Cleffi