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PASACO, 1996

Luis Corzo

Kult Books

Publication date : 2023/10/01
Weight 200g / dimensions 23 x 27.5 cm / 96 pages
ISBN 9789198760712

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On the 18th of April of 1996, 6-year-old Luis Corzo was abducted together with his father Juan Corzo, Jr. from their home by seven rifle-armed intruders. The kidnapping was organised by a group called “Los Pasaco”, who were the most feared group of criminals in Guatemala in the early 90s. During the month-long captivity Juan Corzo, Jr. was physically tortured to pressure the family into sending money for ransom. Eventually, Juan was released on the 30th day and told to gather more ransom money in order to have Luis released. Three days later, Luis was released in the small town of Chiquimulilla, Santa Rosa.

Pasaco, 1996 is an investigative photography project by Luis Corzo, which contains archival media, as well as new documentation of locations, people, and objects that took part in the act. By making the work Luis wants to initiate conversations surrounding the story; those of violence, corruption, capital punishment, and criminal rehabilitation.

 

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