Uncovering the Invisible (2013-2014)
Uncovering the Invisible: Portraits of Latin Americans in the UK is a photographic collaboration between British-Mexican photographer siblings Pablo and Roxana Allison focusing on the diversity of backgrounds and life-stories of the people that make up this community. It aims to shed light on a multiethnic group that has remained almost invisible but which contributes both economically and culturally to the shaping of British society.
The project’s objective is to support and progress official recognition of this community and to highlight and acknowledge their presence in the UK in order to reach equal opportunities, access to services and representation in parliament. This will improve their quality of life in the country they now call home. It is important to highlight that the London boroughs of Southwark and Lambeth have already recognised them officially.
The project and exhibition were made possible thanks to the financial support from the University of Nottingham’s Horizon Digital Economy Research Hub, a HERMES award from Business Engagement and Innovation Services at the University of Nottingham, the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the University of Nottingham.
Uncovering the Invisible was supported by the Latin American Recognition Campaign (LARC), the Coalition of Latin Americans in the UK (CLAUK), the Latin Americans Women's Rights Services (LAWRS), the Instituto Cervantes Manchester, Queen Mary University of London, Southwark Council and The Mayor of London.
The video was produced by Armadillo Productions.
You can view the project website here.