A dog walking through the Villa Portales in Santiago, Chile. The Villas were a destination for many radicals, artists, students, workers and immigrants during Augosto Pinochet’s dictatorship in the 1970s. My grandfather walked these same streets when he studied at the University of Chile, across the street from Estacion Central. There is a lot of history here for my family. The Villas are also tied to my great grandfather who mostly raised his 6 children here. June 2018. Photo by Pablo Unzueta.

I went back to Chile to rediscover my identity as a Hispanic man living in the United States for the past 19 years.

Living in the United States has done something to me. It’s odd, difficult to wrap my tongue around —and even difficult to accept that, yes, I’m a “gringo.” I have lost sharpness in my Spanish, something I realized during my time in Santiago, Chile this past summer. But to be…

Pablo Unzueta

Photographer. 24. Places, things and people. Los Angeles and furthermore. Instagram: pablounzueta_

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