It’s estimated that Colombia, a country of 48 million, has a population of 1.5 million living abroad. Like all immigrants, their reasons for taking on new nationalities vary but even after years in exile, continue to see themselves as Colombian. Many send money back to their families in the mother country and dream of eventually returning. For others, having lived abroad for so long, they would have difficulty recognizing a country they left decades ago.
This is an on-going personal project about Colombian diaspora, identity, assimilation, and the small stories that make up the larger and universal story of human migration.