Cristóbal Olivares (Santiago, Chile 1988) is a documentary photographer with special interest in social affairs. He is the Co-founder of Buen Lugar Ediciones an independent editorial initiative that publish books and zines of...
Migrants from South America, Central America and the Caribbean areas show photographs of their significant others left behind in their country in order to travel to Chile in search of work. Smartphones are the bridge to maintaining the relationship. Here they save the photos of their loved ones and can communicate with them at any time of the day. In the last 10 years the numbers of migrants traveling to Chile has increased exponentially, around 84% of the migrants are from Latin America ( Central and the caribbean areas specially) They usually left their countries in order to find better jobs and send money back to their family members left behind. Chile. Oct. 2015 - 2016.