“The Missing” by photographer Gustavo Germano.

Each picture represents a before and after ‘the disappearance’ shot.
"The Missing" A photo project by Gustavo Germano
1970: Maria Irma Ferreira, Maria Susana Ferreira
2006: Maria Susana Ferreira

During the military dictatorship in Argentina from 1976 to 1983 nearly 30,000 people disappeared without trace. The photographer Gustavo Germano is one of the victims of state terror. He lost his oldest brother. With his photo series, he shows in an impressive way what happens to a family from whose midst a man is suddenly broken. Germano has rephotographed family photos from the seventies with the people who survived the military dictatorship. Sometimes missing a family member, sometimes several. Only once the child is still alive, another time the wife is left behind alone, or the sister, as in the pictures [below].

"The Missing" A photo project by Gustavo Germano
1975: Omar Darío Amestoy, Mario Alfredo Amestoy
2006: Mario Alfredo Amestoy

"The Missing" A photo project by Gustavo Germano
1969 Gustavo Germano (The Photographer), Guillermo Germano, Diego Germano and Eduardo Germano
2006 Gustavo Germano, Guillermo Germano and Diego Germano

 

"The Missing" A photo project by Gustavo Germano
1974: Clara de Atelman Fink, Claudio Marcelo Fink
2006: Clara de Atelman Fink

 

"The Missing" A photo project by Gustavo Germano
1968: Roberto Ismael Sorba, Jorge Cresta, Azucena Sorba
2006: Jorge Cresta, Azucena Sorba

 

"The Missing" A photo project by Gustavo Germano
1975 Orlando René Mendez and Leticia Margarita Oliva.
“La Tortuga Alegre, Río Uruguay. Entre Ríos.
2006 “La Tortuga Alegre”. Río Uruguay. Entre Ríos.

 

"The Missing" A photo project by Gustavo Germano

Gustavo Germano’s website. Thanks to Daniel de W. for submitting this.