“Hasta encontrarles” (“Until we find them”) photography and poetry for the disappeared in Mexico

 EFE Noticias March 25th, 2023

The exhibition “Hasta encontrarles” is nourished by photographs, texts, and poetry to remember the more than 100,000 disappeared registered in Mexico and the women searching for their relatives and loved ones amid desolation and hope.

The exhibition, at the University Cultural Center of Tlatelolco, in the center of the Mexican capital, brings together photographs of the entire search process of the mothers. The images, taken by photographers Cecilia Lobato, Alex Martin, and Juan Pablo Muaño, portray the members of the collective, entirely women, but Rodríguez assured that they are not the protagonists.

“We are here for our missing relatives, not for us,” said the Returning to Casa Morelos representative, who carries out field searches, accompaniment of victims, and awareness campaigns in schools and churches.

The photos portray this group of women in search brigades, mass graves, or marches in memory of their disappeared and show their pain, indignation, hope, and strength.

“The exhibition brings us closer to the experiences these women have in the search for their missing persons and allows us to talk about everything that should not go unnoticed. We want to counteract invisibility and indifference through these narratives,” said photographer Lobato. And next to each group of photographs, a text written by the mothers, many of them in verse, capture their feelings while searching for their loved ones.

To read the full article in Spanish:

MEX449. MEXICO CITY (MEXICO), 03/24/2023.- Relatives of those disappeared inaugurate the exhibition “Hasta encontrarles” at the Tlatelolco University Cultural Center today in Mexico City. The exhibition “Hasta encontrarles” is nourished by photographs, texts, and poetry to remember the more than 100,000 disappeared registered in Mexico and the women searching for their relatives and loved ones amid desolation and hope. EFE/Jose Mendez

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