_ Chileans of Perth _

[dropcap]Chileans[/dropcap] are the second largest group of Latin Americans in Australia. On September 11, 1973 a military coup, lead by General Augusto Pinochet, overthrew the elected socialist president Salvador Allende. A dictatorship and a long period of political unrest followed. Many Chileans decided to flee the country, some to Perth, Western Australia.

This is their story.


Jessica Ibacache

Jessica is a journalist and photographer based in Perth, Western Australia. Focused on immersing herself in unconventional sub cultures and capturing their lifestyles in a poignant and honest way.

Check her work out here: jessicaibacachephotography