43: The Aftermath of a Disappearance

Secuelas de una desaparición


ART WORKS Projects is proud to announce photographer Emmanuel Guillén Lozano of Pachuca, Mexico as the winner of the 2016 Emerging Lens Mentorship. Annually supporting the development of a young photographer’s work on a human rights issue of their choice, this year’s Emerging Lens program will culminate in the June 9, 2016 Chicago opening of Guillén Lozano’s project 43: The Aftermath of a Disappearance.


Guillén Lozano’s work is an ongoing visual documentation of the repercussions of the mass kidnapping of 43 student protesters in Mexico. The project follows the victims’ families and the protests they attend in Mexico City and the state of Guerrero. As investigation continues into the possible culpability of state and federal actors with a government cover up, Guillén Lozano says, “We must not forget just because the media forgets. If we forget them, then yes, they will be dead.”

ART WORKS Projects presenta una exhibición nueva del fotógrafo mexicano Emmanuel Guillén Lozano: “43: Secuelas de una desaparición.” El 9 de Junio, Guillén Lozano visitará Chicago para la inauguración, y discutirá el proyecto y la situación política en México.


El trabajo de Guillén Lozano es una documentación visual de las repercusiones del secuestro y desaparición de los 43 estudiantes normalistas en México. El proyecto sigue a las familias de los víctimas y las protestas en la Ciudad de México y el estado de Guerrero. Mientras continúa la investigación hacia la posible culpabilidad del Estado, así como la participación de sus fuerzas de seguridad y encubrimiento gubernamental, Guillén Lozano dice: “No debemos olvidar sólo porque los medios olvidan. Si los olvidamos, entonces sí estarán muertos”




A Panel Discussion – Ayotzinapa: The State of Human Rights in Mexico

July 19, 2016 | 625 N. Kingsbury St., Chicago

Special thanks to speakers Iván Arenas, Associate Director for Community Partnerships, Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago; Susan R. Gzesh, Executive Director, Pozen Center for Human Rights, University of Chicago; Patrick William Kelly, A.W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities and Humanistic Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

In partnership with Pozen Center for Human Rights at the University of Chicago.


CPS Visit – 43: The Aftermath of a Disappearance

June 10, 2016 | 625 N. Kingsbury St., Chicago


Community Event – 43: The Aftermath of a Disappearance / Secuelas de una Desaparición

June 10, 2016 | Citlalin Gallery Theater, Blue Island

With guests Emmanuel Guillén Lozano, photographer; Ramón Marino,Noche de Guitarras; and other local Trovadores.

In partnership with Justicia en Ayotzinapa and Comité Chicago.


625 at 625 Emerging Lens: 43: The Aftermath of a Disappearance / Secuelas de una Desaparición

June 9, 2016 |  625 N. Kingsbury St., Chicago


CPS Visit – 43: The Aftermath of a Disappearance

June 9, 2016 | 625 N. Kingsbury St., Chicago


Emmanuel Guillén Lozano is a freelance photographer who for the past year has documented the families of the missing Ayotzinapa students in Mexico City and in the state of Guerrero. This long-term independent project reveals the intersections of many issues faced by Mexican citizens, from election boycotts to community police forces and disappearances, captured through a local lens to document the conditions of one’s own country. From Pachuca, Mexico, he is a recent graduate of la Universidad del Valle de México.



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