I was in Argentina when in 2016, 40 years after the dictatorship that caused 30,000 victims, the Macrì government announced that the number of desaparecidos did not reach 7,000: an attempt to erase the memory, bringing the victims back to the invisibility from which they had emerged thanks to Mothers and Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo.
His attack is not limited to past history but also affects today’s political commitment. Activists, like Milagro Sala and Santiago Maldonado, new desaparecidos, new invisible, are jailed or killed.
These photos tell the story of the disappeared of yesterday and today – their faces in the images in the demonstration, their names on tombs and monuments – and the civil society struggling to ensure they are not forgotten. Again.