Nicaragua, June 1978-July 1979
Susan Meiselas edited with Claire Rosenberg.
Originally published in 1981, Susan Meiselas' Nicaragua is a modern classic--a seminal contribution to the literature of concerned photojournalism. John Berger praised the work for its ability to, "take us right inside a revolutionary moment... Yet unlike most photographs of such material, these refuse all the rhetoric normally associated with such pictures: The rhetoric of violence, revolutionary heroism and the glorification of misery." Nicaragua forms an extraordinary narrative of a nation in turmoil. Starting with a powerful and chilling evocation of the Somoza regime during its decline in the late 1970s, the images trace the evolution of the popular resistance that led to the insurrection, culminating with the triumph of the Sandinista revolution in 1979.
Meiselas, Susan, Nicaragua. June 1978-July 1979. New York : Pantheon, c1981.
Copyright: Pantheon, c1981.
Meiselas, Susan and Rosenberg, Claire, "Nicaragua, June 1978-July 1979" (1981). Walter J. Petry Book Gallery. 291.