The Disappeared

Amnistía Internacional

On 26 September 2014, 43 students from Ayotznizapa attended a protest in Iguala (Mexico) and after a series of confrontations with the authorities, they disappeared. To this day it is not known what happened or where they are. That’s why on International Day of the Disappeared we wanted to pay tribute to them and advocate their rights. 

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The Disappeared is an Amnesty International project that aims to shed light on all these forgotten stories.


We were lucky to have the talents of Canadian artist Steven Spazuk to create the portraits using his fumage technique of fire painting: the burn marks of candle flames revealing the faces of the young disappeared so that they are never forgotten.
We reopen the debate on the thousands of disappeared in the world about whom we still have no information, remembering that the victims of forced disappearances have the right to truth, justice and reparation.

Revealing the photos were the longest second of history: the light, the burn marks of the candles on the paper: they revealed, little by little, the memory of the disappeared.

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“This is my way keeping them alive” Steven Spazuk, Fire Painter

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