Ayotzinapa: images from the bottom of history and the art of Paul Alvarez

Ayotzinapa: images from the bottom of history
Selene Mendes , holds a sign in support of the 43 missing student during a march in Mexico City on May 26th 2015.

On the 8th month anniversary of the Ayotzinapa massacre, supporters from Michoacan Mexico, marched to the Historical Center of Mexico City in support of the parents of the 43 Ayotzinapa students that disappeared in November 26th 2014. Hundreds took to Balderas and Hiladagos Avenues in a peaceful march that included teachers, students and parents and supporters.

Police, investigate

The students from Ayotzinapa still have not been found and supporters still believe and hope the the students are alive and having been demanding the government and police to investigate and bring this tragedy to a close. On the this day other marches have been gathering around Mexico City in support 43 missing students.

Family members from left , Valentine De La Cruz, Margarita Zacarias and Cristina Bautista, march with in support of the 43 missing students on Mexico City on May 26, 2015.
Family members from left , Valentine De La Cruz, Margarita Zacarias and Cristina Bautista, march with in support of the 43 missing Ayotzinapa students on Mexico City on May 26, 2015.

 

Mexico City Police stand along Balderas Ave during the 43 missing student march in Mexico City on May 26th 2015 .
Mexico City Police stand along Balderas Ave during the 43 missing student march in Mexico City on May 26th 2015 .
Sara Eslava, 20, of Mexico City waves a flag in support of the 43 missing student during a march in Mexico City on May 26th 2015.
Sara Eslava, 20, of Mexico City waves a flag in support of the 43 missing student during a march in Mexico City on May 26th 2015.
Selene Mendes , holds a sign in support of the 43 missing student during a march in Mexico City on May 26th 2015.
Selene Mendes , holds a sign in support of the 43 missing student during a march in Mexico City on May 26th 2015.

 

Students from Toluca Mexico hold a banner announcing
Students from Toluca Mexico hold a banner announcing their support for the disappeared and their revolutionary credo.

Published originally on 31 May 2015. 

Paul Alvarez is an award winning photographer specializing in editorial and commercial photographer based in Mexico City with 17 years experience. He has covered a variety of assignments including professional and collegiate sporting events, breaking news, portrait, entertainment and features assignments. Previously Paul has been staff photographer at the Press-Enterprise in California. His freelance experience includes The Associated Press, The Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Patch.com, The Los Angeles Time community newsgroup and several private clients. His work has been recognized by the National Press Photographer Association and the California Press Photographers Association. 

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Paul Alvarez
Paul Alvarez is an award winning photographer specializing in editorial and commercial photographer based in Mexico City with 17 years experience. He has covered a variety of assignments including professional and collegiate sporting events, breaking news, portrait, entertainment and features assignments. Previously Paul has been staff photographer at the Press-Enterprise in California. His freelance experience includes The Associated Press, The Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Patch.com, The Los Angeles Time community newsgroup and several private clients. His work has been recognized by the National Press Photographer Association and the California Press Photographers Association. 

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