The Missing

Many of my assignments in the last few year have involved people who disappeared. Some disappear into the prison system, some are lost as they try to immigrate across the sea, some are lost without a trace. This is my little memorial to remember those forgotten people.

"Around the world, a broader kind of cold violence continues. It’s the violence of indignity, of forgetting, of carelessness and of not listening." -Teju Cole

Family members of the defendants who were sentenced to death in a mass trial of 500+ in Minya, Egypt on March 27.

MINYA EGYPT - May 26: A photo of Ahmed Abdelfatah, lays on the simple lunch of bread and spices that his mother ate, he was sentenced with the 683 in the governorate of MINYA, EGYPT on May 26.

CAIRO EGYPT - August 22: Portraits of ______ in CAIRO, EGYPT on August 22.

A photo of Hossam Shaben who is among the defendants who were sentenced to death in a mass trial of 500+ in Minya, Egypt on March 27.

A photo of Mostafa Ramadan who has 5 charges against him for participating in the attack on a police station, even though he is blind in the governorate of MINYA, EGYPT on May 26.

Burg Migheizil, EGYPT - June 07: Mohammed is in Italy, his brother Ehab usually works as a fisherman on June 07, 2016 in Burg Migheizil, Egypt. Burg Migheizil sits at the mouth of the nile and the Mediterranean Sea. It's population is thoroughly touched by the smuggling trade and fishing. (Photo by David Degner/New York Times)

Burg Migheizil, EGYPT - June 08: From left to right, brothers Mohamed Ahmed and Said Ahmed are now in schools in Italy, while Hassan Ahmed right is in prison in Italy and on June 08, 2016 in Burg Migheizil, Egypt. Burg Migheizil sits at the mouth of the nile and the Mediterranean Sea. It's population is thoroughly touched by the smuggling trade and fishing. (Photo by David Degner/New York Times)

Burg Migheizil, EGYPT - June 08: Son, Amir el-Getani who died in 2014 when his fishing boat sank with migrants on June 08, 2016 in Burg Migheizil, Egypt. Burg Migheizil sits at the mouth of the nile and the Mediterranean Sea. It's population is thoroughly touched by the smuggling trade and fishing. (Photo by David Degner/New York Times)

Beni Suef EGYPT - April 05: Radia Radwan Youssef Atta, 36, the wife of Ayman Mohamed Mehdi Eissa, 38 disappeared on the road from his rural Beni Suef to his job in a photocopy shop at Cairo University Beni Suef, EGYPT on April 05 . (Photo by David Degner / The Guardian)