> Symptom: Latin America Contemporary Photography

The House that Bleeds

Yael Martínez, México

 Is a psychological projection of grief and absence. Haunting shots of empty rooms are cast in a sharp and unwelcome light, with the pain of loss and the burden of memories depicted in distressing portraits. The work taps into the parallel emotional experiences of many people in the country. 

“The trauma of Mexico’s missing is an open wound in the nation’s psyche.” 

“Families who can’t grieve for their loved ones spend the day alternating between doubt and despair, praying for, and dreading, the blessing of certainty.”