The photographic series Transmigrations won first prize in the "South American PhotoMigration Contest: Migration through other lenses" organized by the IOM Regional Office in South America. Its author is Loreley Ritta.
“Transmigrations” approaches the cultural practices of the Bolivian cross-dressing migrant collective called Diversidad Bolivia en Argentina (DBA) in the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, Argentina. In the Pride Parades and self-organised events, this collective bursts into the public space combining, in a brand new way, the cross-dressing art and the traditional dance of the Plurinational State of Bolivia. These instances are a cultural expression between the traditional and modern spheres, but, above all, a support and resistance space for migrants of all genders, sexual orientations and sexual characteristics who demand recognition both within the Bolivian-Argentinian community and the sexual diversity movement of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires. Through transgender art, the DBA collective responds to the racism and transphobia experienced on a daily basis by persons with diverse gender identities and expressions, and shows that migration does not only take place for economic reasons, but also as a way to overcome sex and gender oppression in the places of origin.