- About the Cover Photograph
"I went down about twenty or thirty steps and I heard big iron doors being shut. I imagined that the place was underground, that it was big, because you could hear people's voices echoing and the airplanes taxiing overhead or nearby. The noise drove you mad. One of the men said to me: so you're a psychologist? Well, bitch, like all the psychologists, here you're really going to find out what's good. And he began to punch me in the stomach. MARTA CANDELORO WAS ABDUCTED ON JUNE 7, 1977 IN NEUQUEN. SHE WAS THEN TAKEN TO THE DETENTION CENTER, 'LA CUEVA.'"
From the series, El Lamento de los Muros, 2000–2005. Digital print on fine arts paper.
Paula Luttringer is an Argentinean who lives in Paris. She was “disappeared” for more than five months during Argentina’s Dirty War. Her photographic series, El Lamento de los Muros, from which the cover photograph is taken, documents some of the hundreds of secret detention centers in Argentina during the 1970s and 1980s and some of the thousands of women who were disappeared, tortured, and often murdered in the centers.