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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. 

An offering to remember the 43 Ayotzinapa missing students, at the basketball court in the Ayotzinapa teaching school (Courtesy of Emmanuel Guillén Lozano)

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. 

Bernardo Campos holds a portrait of José Ángel Campos, his disappeared son, on a wall of his home in El Fortín, Guerrrero. (Courtesy of Emmanuel Guillén Lozano)

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

Ángel Abraján, son of Adán Abraján de la Cruz aside a memorial to remember his father inside his home in Tixtla, Guerrero. (Courtesy of Emmanuel Guillén Lozano)

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

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