Featuring: Emmanuel Guillen Lozano, Félix Márquez, Mauricio Palos, Francisco Robles, Artículo 19.
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 is an accessible, community-oriented gallery and educational space located in Melrose, one of New York City’s fastest-growing neighborhoods. Melrose is the proud home to immigrants from around the globe, including many from the Caribbean, West Africa, Mexico, and South and Central America. To serve the Melrose community, the BDC opens up local discussions through film and photography and provides access to world-class exhibitions and screenings, all the while being fully rooted in the concerns and needs of Bronx residents. Additionally, the BDC not only employs Bronx residents, but also promotes educational programming that empowers our neighbors to tell their own stories. By carving out a unique arts space, the BDC seeks to encourage Bronx residents to participate in the vibrant culture of Melrose and beyond.
Attacks On The Press | MEXICO
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Attacks On Press Freedom in Mexico
A conversation about the attacks on press freedom in Mexico with Alexandra Ellerbeck, Committee to Protect Journalists’ (CPJ) North America program coordinator, Mexican photojournalist Emmanuel Guillen Lozano, and Ginger Thompson, senior reporter at ProPublica.Learn More