Fernando Gutiérrez's photographs are selected from a series he created as a visual ode to Argentina's Desaparecidos, or "Disappeared." (Desaparecidos are the estimated ten to thirty thousand Argentines who disappeared during the military dictatorship that controlled the country between 1976 and 1983.) To evoke events that can no longer be photographed, Gutiérrez uses present-day subjects to metaphorically reference the past. In one image, unfinished or abandoned buildings suggest the country's incomplete work of reconciling its painful political history. Gutiérrez has said about his work: ". . . in the 1970's and early 1980's, Argentina experienced one of the darkest times of its history, which coincided with my childhood and part of my adolescence. Through this work, I delve into my memories and imagination, between dreams and facts, trying to reconstruct a small place in time through pictures."

Born in Buenos Aires in 1968, Gutiérrez began studying photography at the age of 18 at the Asociación Estímulo de Bellas Artes. Upon completing his secondary education, he studied communications at the Universidad de Buenos Aires. In 1992, he began working as a freelance photographer for the newspaper La Maga and DyN agency. Gutiérrez has been a photojournalist for the magazine Viva since 1995.

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Aeroparque [Airport], 1995. El Olimpo [The Olimpo], 1995. Untitled, 1995 Ciudad Universitaria [University City], 1995. Autoretrato [Self-Portrait], 1994. All images are gelatin silver prints.