Much of the curatorial text for this exhibit is extracted from ‘The Disappeared’ by John Gibler, which first appeared in the January 4, 2015 issue of The California Sunday Magazine and Gibler‘s book, I Couldn’t Imagine That They Would Kill Us: An Oral History of the Attacks Against the Students of Ayotzinapa (2017). Minor edits to that content have been made for brevity. We thank Mr. Gibler and The California Sunday Magazine for their generous assistance.
Anayansi Diaz-Cortes and Kate Doyle provided most of the recent findings of the 43 atrocity in the podcast/radio program, After Ayotzinapa. Additional information came from Oscar Lopez‘s New York Times article ,“Mexico Says Disappearance of 43 Students Was a ‘Crime of the State’.”
The text and quotes that accompanies each of the 43 figures comes from various published news reports and, most extensively, http://ayotzinapasomostodos.com. Minor edits of text were made for brevity, clarity and more accurate translation. The image of the red hand that accompanies the 43 figures is drawn from photographs of student protests that followed the disappearance. Photos and drawings accompanying the curatorial cards were drawn from a variety of news sources.
The bus graphic accompanying “The Fifth Bus” card was created by Dante Aguilera to accompany Reveal Investigations’ After Ayotzinapa radio program/podcast.
“See Yourself in the 43” Silhouette Installation Producer Stephen Lee UTU
Associate Producers Henry Echeveria Liz Gubler with production assistance from Keilani Young and Josh Scott
Special Thanks to AIP Makerspace Luis Arévalo Sonja Blea Alicia Booth Vince Brown Michael Cartmill Leonor Ceballos Cheri Crenshaw Jerry Enos Jyl Hall Terry Harrison
William Holsworth Jeffrey Jarvis Michael Lacourse
Amma Libii Brenda Medrano Christina Merrill Tanalís Padilla James Peck Kelly Peterson-Fairchild Tyler Quincy Shariq Sherwani Gary Sloan Jenny Smith
Andrés Solis Annie Sorensen Lucia Taylor Leslie Twitchell Rafael Ulate Richard Williams
“Remember the 43 Students” is a production of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences Utah Tech University