Generation Ayotzinapa – Diambra Mariani and Francesco Mion

The kidnapping of 43 students of Ayotzinapa, Guerrero, Mexico, on September 26, 2014, marked the beginning of the awareness, not only by Mexican students, but also by the international community of the current political situation in Mexico.

The well-known reaction of the Mexican attorney general who said, “I’ve had enough” and cut off a news conference, became the symbol of the way the authorities were handling the apparent killing of the missing students.

In Mexico and all over the world, a wave of protests calling for justice followed the events. Mexican students nevertheless suffered in their country; a disparaging media campaign described them as dangerous terrorists.

During November and December 2014, we attended some demonstrations and visited the Universities of Mexico D.F., Puebla, Oaxaca and San Cristobal de Las Casas, in order to portray the generation of students that are fighting for change.


Diambra Mariani was born in Verona, Italy, in 1982. She graduated with a degree in Law from the Statale University of Milan. In Venice, she completed a Masters degree in Photography and Digital Imaging. In 2011, she joined Prospekt Photo Agency, Milan. Her pictures have been exhibited in Italy and abroad and have been published in, among others, The Sunday Times Magazine, Internazionale, D La Repubblica delle Donne, L’Espresso, Brand Eins, Vanity Fair and Sportweek.

Francesco Mion is an editorial and commercial photographer. He cares about the entire creative process, from shooting to post-production, editing and graphic design. His pictures have been published in Sportweek, Vanity Fair, Feature Shoot, beSpoke, Fur Fur, Elle, il sole 24 ore. He’s based in Barcelona and Milan.


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