Photography Exhibition

Boundaries of belonging

By Macarena Bonhomme

This exhibition presents a body of photographs taken by Macarena Bonhomme (PhD© in Sociology, COES sponsored PhD) during the conduction of an urban ethnography between 2016-2017 in an underprivileged multicultural neighbourhood in Santiago. Its aim is to
document and visualise the impact of border controls and immigration policies on the everyday lives of racialised migrants from Latin America and the Caribbean. These images witness the poverty of the inner-city and reveal how migrants navigate these exclusionary
boundaries, claiming belonging and citizenship in urban spaces in the midst of marginalization and segregation. This photography exhibition uncovers how these boundaries to belonging are contested in everyday life.

This exhibition was supported by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) in the UK, and the Centre for Social Conflict and Cohesion Studies (COES) in Chile.