Theory & Practice

The Symbolic Construction of a Territory Where Violence Penetrates All

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Yael Martinez A crime scene. Self-portrait in Zautla. After the loss of my brother-in-law. I tried to symbolically represent my brother-in-laws death and the death of thousands people in Mexico because of organ (...)
Yael Martínez Family heart. Photos on the wall of Perla Granda's (my sister-in-law) bedroom of her missing brothers. She is 14 years old and currently is in high school. She lives with her mother and her sister. (...)
Yael Martínez My wife Lucero Granda & Me at home after the loss of her Brother Beto. Taxco, Guerrero. Mexico. 2013. © Yael Martínez | Magnum Photos
Yael Martinez Las rastreadoras del Fuerte (The Trackers of El Fuerte) searching for ground graves in the Ejido Primero de Mayo in the Ahoma area. Los Mochis, Sinaloa. Mexico. 2018. © Yael Martinez | Magnum Photos
Yael Martinez Dried roots of Cactus on a wall in the community of Tixtla. Tixtla is where the normal Isidro Burgos of Ayotzinapa is settled. Its been more than a year and still no results of the 43 missing stude (...)
Yael Martínez My wife Lucero Granda taking a shower at home. The trauma of Mexico’s missing is an open wound in the nation’s psyche. Families who can’t grieve for their loved ones spend the day alternating betwe (...)
Yael Martinez A community police of the municipality of San Andres. Acapulco, Guerrero. Mexico. 2018. © Yael Martinez | Magnum Photos
Yael Martínez Self portrait with my daughter and a presence of a hanging man. Taxco, Guerrero. Mexico. 2013. © Yael Martínez | Magnum Photos
Yael Martinez Carla waiting at home in the La Sabana neighborhood. Intervened photography. Acapulco, Guerrero. Mexico. 2020. © Yael Martinez | Magnum Photos
Yael Martínez The Space Between Us, from the series: "Firefly". Intervened photography. Taxco, Guerrero. Mexico. 2020. © Yael Martínez | Magnum Photos