The face that hides itself to be seen (Lino 2010)


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Melanie Cervantes
9" x 12"
One-color Lino print on archival paper, San Leandro, CA

The late Howard Zinn once said that the "Zapatista uprising in Chiapas was certainly one of the most dramatic and imporatant instances in our time of a genuine grassroots movement against oppression." For me the uprising of the EZLN (Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional/ Zapatista Army of National Liberation) in 1994 was the first movement in opposition to neoliberalism, genocide and greed that I was able to watch unfold in my lifetime. They continue to inspire me as their steadfast commitment to creating a movement for self-deterimination and automony for the Indigenous people of Mexico pushes against a variety of forces. This is a portrait of a young boy with an EZLN ski mask.

The face that hides itself to be seen....

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