On the night of September 26th, 2014, in the western Mexican state of Guerrero, 43 students of the Raúl Isidro Burgos Rural Teachers’ College of Ayotzinapa were intercepted and shot by the municipal police of Iguala. The survivors were later abducted by a local criminal group known as Guerreros Unidos at the request of the Iguala mayor and police chief. The students’ whereabouts are still unknown four months after the attack. The following photo essay portrays the resilience of the families and classmates of the disappeared as they fight for justice during January 2015.
Tomas Ayuso is Honduran photographer, born in Tegucigalpa. He is also a writer and documentary producer. Tomas also received a Masters Degree in Conflict and Development from the New School in 2012.