This exhibition features work by Félix Marquez, Emmanuel Guillén Lozano, Francisco Robles and Mauricio Palos examining attacks on the press throughout Mexico.
Featuring: Emmanuel Guillen Lozano, Félix Márquez, Mauricio Palos, Francisco Robles, Artículo 19
Bronx Documentary Center
Mike Kamber and Cynthia Rivera
In recent years Mexico has become one of the most dangerous places in the world for journalists, with levels of violence unmatched by any country in the Western Hemisphere. Attacks and threats against journalists and photojournalists are a daily occurrence and assassinations are routine.
In the past seven years, the Committee to Protect Journalists has documented over 50 Mexican journalists killed or disappeared; the Guardian newspaper puts the number at 100 killed in the past decade. 2017 was the deadliest year on record with drug cartels and organized crime killing with impunity; 2018 is on course to be nearly as deadly. In some Mexican states, government officials are involved in intimidation and violence against journalists investigating official corruption.
This exhibition features work by Félix Marquez, Emmanuel Guillén Lozano, Francisco Robles and Mauricio Palos examining attacks on the press throughout Mexico. At great personal risk, sometimes enduring violent threats, these four individuals have compiled evidence of a free press under attack in Mexico, and of the brave journalists who continue to shine light on misdeeds at the risk to their own lives.
The ATTACKS ON THE PRESS: MEXICO exhibition is funded, in part, by Open Society Foundations as part of the Bronx Documentary Center’s 2018 Latin American Foto Festival.
The Bronx Documentary Center (BDC) is a non-profit gallery and educational space. Through exhibitions, screenings, and public programming, we show the work of internationally-renowned and emerging photographers and filmmakers who are dealing with the themes that guide the BDC: justice, education, community-building, and positive social change. We also provide free education programs for middle and high school students as well as a professional education program for historically underrepresented adult Bronx-based photographers. This program provides opportunities for professional development and skills training in photojournalism, filmmaking and documentary photography.