Susan Meiselas: Nicaragua: June 1978 – July 1979 (2008, Aperture)

American documentary photographer and Magnum member, Susan Meiselas, captures the Nicaraguan revolution of the 1970s for her book Nicaragua.

 

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“Originally published in 1981, Susan Meiselas’s Nicaragua is a contemporary 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.”

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The 2008 edition includes Pictures from a Revolution, a DVD in which Meiselas returns to the scenes she originally photographed, tracking down the subjects and interviewing them about the reality of post-revolution Nicaragua. The DVD booklet features a new interview with Meiselas in which she discusses the history of the project.” https://www.lensculture.com/books/6696-susan-meiselas-nicaragua

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Artist: http://www.susanmeiselas.com

 

Publisher: http://aperture.org/shop/nicaragua-june-1978-july-1979