Saturday, December 23, 2017

Young Girl + Room, Miramar, Nicaragua, 2017

The people of Nicaragua are as gentle and kind as any in my work over the last two decades. In every single village they embraced us like family and allowed us to document their lives without hesitation. Sure there were a few along the way with more than their share of questions, yet the questions always came with respect and genuine concern.

This young girl lives in a village next to my cousin Victor's home, and those within her village have the deepest respect for our family for their parents had worked with our parents. Here we were, the children of the previous generation getting to know each other over four decades since those memorable days.

Her portrait was made in her neighbor's house, as we were allowed to use this room for portraits. The young children came dressed for the occasion and we did our best to honor their trust. We made both film and digital images until the sun set, and returned just the day before yesterday with photographs for all.

The feeling of connecting with the children of Nicaragua is hard to explain, and my hope is that the film to be developed over the next four weeks will display the emotions more effectively than words can.


Note: This image was made with a Sony RX100M3.

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