Monday, June 4, 2012

Disappeared in Calama - Photography by Paula Allen (video)

The women of Calama, in the Atacama Desert, in northern Chile, have been looking for their loved ones since 1973, when dictator Augusto Pinochet violently seized power from the democratically elected government of Salvador Allende. This project is a book of photographs that trace the journey of these women to unearth the evidence of the men who were taken from them, summarily executed, and disappeared, in the campaign of terror that followed the military coup.