Through the lens of photographer Manuel Delaflor, the Mexican Embassy in the UK is pleased to present Portraits MXUK, an exhibition of photographs that capture the identity of each person. The Residence of Mexico opened its doors to serve as background to provide a more personal setting between photographer and subject, in a Mexican atmosphere within a space that represents our country in the British capital.
The portraits are complemented by short autobiographies that tell the stories of remarkable effort and dedication, as well as the personal memories and life experiences behind each portrait.
The Mexican community in the UK consists of approximately 16,000 people, the third largest in Europe, after Spain and Germany. Its origin is mostly urban and it is characterised by its diversity and dynamism, as well as its sense of community.