NXEL GROVE photographer Mayra Martell reconstructs the life of the missing women. Natural of the city, it began in 2005 to portray the empty places by feminicidio. " The same society is the one in charge of to have turned to Jurez in one of the devastating places but for vivir" , it says. In the mirror of the humble quarter, Erika Cheek stuck a note, one of those lists of desires, intimate objectives that allow you to continue living. The list, stuck to the crystal with four pieces of tape, written with good letter and without misspelling, calls " Goals short and long term ". Erika enunciates the eagerness of a girl of 19 years: " To enter swimming. To work hard to pay the inscription in the school () To paint the house in September.
To buy the chairs of the dining room. To buy shoes to me. To read Plato. To speak and to be likeable with gente". The 11 of December of 2000 Erika disappeared.
She is one of the victims of feminicidio of Jurez City, but its case has not happened to thicken the count of dead (more than thousands in the last fourteen years, according to some sources). As the body of Erika has not been found, its case has happened to thicken the one of children, young people and women – of between 10 and 35 years that disappear. From 2008, they go more than one hundred. " Erika would right now have the same age that I. We would have been amigas" Photographer Mayra Martell was born the same year that Erika (1981). When it entered 2005 in house of the missing person to initiate what then era only a rising project – to document the emptiness, the memory and the tragedy felt that one was not going to be a work more.