Nude Protest for 43 Missing Students

“In our society, it’s more alarming to see a naked body, than to see a charred cadaver in column 8 of the newspaper.”

Protesters came together to make a statement in Mexico by becoming human nude billboards with messages protesting the government’s handling of 43 missing student teachers that they now have concluded were killed and burned with only one body being identified.

Fourteen men and women came together for the photographic protest known as “Poner el Cuerpo, Sacar la Voz”, translating to “Using the Body to Express Our Voices”.

“In our society, it’s more alarming to see a naked body, than to see a charred cadaver in column 8 of the newspaper,” said Édgar Olguín, the photographer for the project.

“We have decided to use the naked body and play with the space to give birth to these human billboards, who are screaming to our society that seems to have fainted [fallen asleep] in light of the situations that we have to live through as a country,” said Claudia Híjar, a member of the collective who created the human billboard protests.

Group behind the Human Billboard protest: http://www.jornada.unam.mx/2015/01/30/cultura/a04n1cul

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6 Responses
  1. Skip Cooper

    It speaks volumes about our culture that nudity is more shocking than 43 missing people. I wonder how many people will see this story on their Facebook newsfeed and not heard about this atrocity.


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