among the disappeared of ayotzinapa are the 43 students from the rural normal school, who were taken by iguala police sept. 26 and allegedly turned over to members of the guerreros unidos drug gang that rules parts of the state. these portraits are taken and manipulated depicting the lost and forgotten souls of such tragedies raising the question of where these individuals lay. the original photos that i worked over seize to exist therefore i wanted to bring to life the legacy that the students left and that many others continue to fight for, the mission for peace. these series of images are meant to spark awareness of the manipulation and control of the mexican government.