Cecilia Belén Sandoval
This photography project focuses on marriage and migration. Through a chronological approach, it shows a series of marriage photographs of migrant couples from the 1940s to the present. The oldest photographs are portraits of my Ukrainian family, who settled in Misiones, Argentina, after escaping the war. The most recent photographs are portraits of couples in Brussels who decided to leave because of the war currently taking place in their country of origin.
The purpose of this project is to reflect on the gesture of marriage in socio-political contexts which force couples into exile or migration, whether together or apart. What does marriage mean in the contemporary world? Is it a bureaucratic procedure that offers better life chances? Is it an affirmation of love? Is this what it was in the past? How is love experienced in times of war?