Jan Nimmo Ayotzinapa
Thu 13 October 2016
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In September 2014 Mexican students from the ‘Raúl Isidro Burgos’ Teacher Training School in Ayotzinapa were attacked by the police in Iguala, Guerrero. 6 people, 3 of them students, were murdered and 43 students forcibly disappeared. Scottish artist and filmmaker, Jan Nimmo, once a regular visitor to Mexico, had travelled through Guerrero to meet local artisans and was devastated to hear of the attack. As an act of solidarity, she embarked on a series of 49 portraits. Her aim was to highlight the fact that Mexico's disappeared people (28,000+ since 2007) are not just statistics. Each disappearance is a tragedy.
This event is part of RIB Project: not by the book.
More information on Jan Nimmo here.