Exhibit Highlights Disappeared ‘Ayotzinapa 43’ Students

Parents of the 43 missing students of Ayotzinapa Rural Teachers' College confront state anti-riot police. After government corruption surfaced following the students’ disappearance, demonstrators hoped to invalidate midterm elections in the state of Guerrero by boycotting the vote and preventing the installation of polling stations.
Parents of the 43 missing students of Ayotzinapa Rural Teachers' College confront state anti-riot police. After government corruption surfaced following the students’ disappearance, demonstrators hoped to invalidate midterm elections in the state of Guerrero by boycotting the vote and preventing the installation of polling stations. Courtesy of Emmanuel Guillén Lozano
Parents of the 43 missing students of Ayotzinapa Rural Teachers' College confront state anti-riot police. After government corruption surfaced following the students’ disappearance, demonstrators hoped to invalidate midterm elections in the state of Guerrero by boycotting the vote and preventing the installation of polling stations.
Parents of the 43 missing students of Ayotzinapa Rural Teachers' College confront state anti-riot police. After government corruption surfaced following the students’ disappearance, demonstrators hoped to invalidate midterm elections in the state of Guerrero by boycotting the vote and preventing the installation of polling stations. Courtesy of Emmanuel Guillén Lozano

Exhibit Highlights Disappeared ‘Ayotzinapa 43’ Students

Nearly two years ago, 43 students were disappeared from Ayotzinapa Teacher’s College in the state of Guerrero, Mexico. The students are presumed dead by the Mexican government. 

Official reports suggest the victims were incinerated and their ashes thrown into a river, but independent investigators challenge that version of events. They say the government is the biggest obstacle to giving closure to victims’ families. 

ART WORKS Projects for Human Rights will present an exhibit by photojournalist Emmanuel Guillén Lozano called 43: The Portrait of a Disappearance. 

We talk with Lozano and Leslie Thomas of ART WORKS about their demands for accountability and justice for the missing students.