Colección Archivo Fotográfico de la Protesta en Chile 2019

Wednesday, Dec 9, 2020

Graduate students Alejandro Martínez Rodríguez (Spanish and Portuguese) and Camila P. Reyes Alé (Architecture) compiled a collection of photographs that document the social upheaval and crisis in Chile that began in October 2019. The nation-wide mass protests which went on steadily for months—only deterred by the restrictions imposed due to the COVID-19 pandemic—were triggered by an increase in subway fare in Santiago, the capital of the country, by $30 pesos.

The photos include the multiple forms of visual resistance that emerged during the early months of protest (roughly from October to December 2019), from graffiti to larger-scale interventions, many of which were subsequently modified or destroyed.

To read more and to access the collection please visit the Princeton University Library website.