Uruguay has had the same low population of around three million for the last fifty or so years. However in the last five years there’s been an influx of new faces and nowadays you can walk the Old City and hear lots of accents, especially Caribbean.
Taking up the gauntlet she decided to show him. She would photograph as many nationalities as she could over 100 days. And she managed to shoot 65 nationalities.
She told Guru’Guay: “I started the project on my own but when I reached 65 portraits, I published the pictures on social media hoping that people would like the challenge and help me finish it. Fortunately, the answer was more than positive: people got really excited about showing this new multicultural face of Montevideo. What started as a personal project turned into a collective one and, with effort and perseverance, I finally reached the goal. The pictures were taken at their favourite locations around the city.”
Montevideo: Crisol Cultural, which means Montevideo: Cultural Melting Pot consists of portraits of 53 women and 47 men, between the ages of 18 and 92, from all background and 100 countries. They all live in Montevideo.
You can see the entire project on Eliana’s website.
Support the second phase of the project
The museum, in Montevideo, honours the survivors of the Andes plane crash. Yes, one of the greatest survival stories of the 20th century is Uruguayan.
40% of Roman Catholics live in Latin America but as usual Uruguay does its own thing. There’s complete separation of church and state for almost 100 years.
Murga is an instantly recognisable musical style associated with carnival. It’s a uniquely Uruguayan phenomenon, with very distant roots in Cadiz, Spain.
More international footballing titles, two World Cups, the first soccer sex symbol and the best football anthem. Not bad for a nation of 3 million, eh?
Uruguayan movies tend to be slow burners with lots of critical acclaim. The Guru invites you to put your feet up and enjoy five of the best Uruguayan films.
My friend who’s ‘carnival royalty’ says San Baltasar is like carnival was when she was a child. Your chance to see Uruguay carnival just after new year.
José ‘Pepe’ Mujica was dubbed “the world’s poorest president” for his modest lifestyle and is the subject of a new film by Emir Kusturica.
The host of this brand new travel show fell in love with Montevideo. The wine, soccer, carnival, food… so many things to do.
World famous for soccer, turns out Uruguay has the #2 rugby team in South America. Guru’Guay investigates and is on the BBC during the Rugby World Cup.
After a challenge by a friend, Eliana Cleffi photographed as many nationalities as she could in 100 days in Montevideo–and that started a mammoth project.
The Uruguay music scene has a mixture of rock, pop, tango, folklore, candombe, carnival sounds. Prepare to be surprised by the creativity and quality.
Montevideo has around more than a dozen movie theatres including 3 non-profit movie theatres. Movies are subtitled so no dubbing.