Exploring the experiences of migrants living in Latin America through the Covid-19 pandemic

Tue, 09 Nov 2021 09:06:00 GMT

Dr Tanja Bastia from the University's Global Development Institute, and colleagues Dr Erika Busse Cárdenas and Dr María Calderón Muñoz, recently ran a photography competition to document the voices and images of migrants living in Latin America through the Covid-19 pandemic.

Funded by the School of Education and Envionmental Development's Social Responsibility Catalyst Fund, the competition-sought submissions from migrants from any country in the world living in or moving across Latin America as well as migrant organisations from any country in Latin America (South America, Central America and the Caribbean). The competition received submissions from 10 different counties, which were judged by a panel of experts including migration specialists and photojournalists.

Submissions have formed a virtual exhibition, in English, Spanish and Portuguese, and a selection of the entries have been printed as a set of cards, which will be used in educational settings and to generate awareness about migration and how migration has been affected by Covid-19.