El Buen Pastor (The Good Shepherd) 2002.0006
This print commemorates the fatal shooting in 1997 of Esequiel Hernandez, Jr., an eighteen-year-old Mexican-American who was shot by U.S. marines outside of Redford, Texas near the Mexican border while he was herding his family's goats. Unknown to Esequiel or any citizens of Redford, four marines had been camped along the Rio Grande for three days. They mistook Hernandez for a drug smuggler. Jiménez has portrayed Hernandez in the classic pose of Christ, the Good Shepherd, replacing Christ's traditional halo with a rifle's scope sighting.
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