LA GRIETA

Argentina’s passion for soccer, tango, and wine seeps into their views on politics. Their fanaticism and die-hard support of a soccer team is a mere reflection of how people breathe politics. When right-wing business-man Mauricio Macri began his presidential campaign in 2015, it started creating a gap or what they call “La Grieta”, between the Argentine people. Suddenly, they were divided, like you’d see at a soccer stadium, and one’s view and presidential favorite defined you. You were either a fascist or a communist - there was no in-between. La Grieta documents the country's recent political unrest especially those who had recently lost their jobs due the new government's belt tightning measures along with protests in an attempt to understand the political friction in my motherland.