I became interested in studying the relationship between politics and photography while living in Buenos Aires in 2008. As a Comparative Literature major at Cornell University, I studied photography in both fine-art classes and as a mode of literary, political, and historical analysis. In 2012, I travelled to Argentina, Chile and Uruguay to research the repurposed family photo album in the context of historical memory in these countries. Between 2014 and 2016, I studied between Spain, Portugal and Scotland for the Erasmus Mundus Master’s course Crossways in Cultural Narratives. My MA dissertation analysed the photomontages of German-born Argentine artist Grete Stern. With Dr. Joanna Page at the Centre for Latin American Studies, I will investigate the history of photomontage in Argentina and shed light on this technique’s prevalence in contemporary visual culture of the Southern Cone.