Saturday, November 3, 2018

Young Girl + Wooden House, Rama, Nicaragua, 2017


My visit to Nicaragua came as my 50th year approached, the same age my father had when we left in the aftermath of the 1973 earthquake. The feeling of walking the same streets as my parents cannot be described. The embrace by the rural communities as we travelled took me by surprise and made me realize that I was home after so long. Such was this morning session on the outskirts of the port city of Rama. The people of this neighborhood embraced us immediately, such as this young woman. 

Their lives are extremely hard, as they endure an existence without running water, access to healthcare, proper electricity, sanitation... while living in homes with dirt floors and open windows. These were the people that I wanted to meet, these are the lives that I needed to document.

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Note: This frame was exposed with a Hasselblad 503 CW/100 mm combination onto Fuji Acros 100 film.