Contra War Nicaragua 1985
Nicaragua 1985 | FSLN soldier at Managua Cathedral ruin (Kodachrome 64)

Contra War Nicaragua 1985

The Nicaraguan Revolution of 1978 and 1979 ended with the Somoza dictatorship. The period from 1981 to 1990 was known as the Contra War.

I was sent to Nicaragua for WDR and some magazines to report on solidarity groups from Cologne.
Atrocities committed by both sides led me to question whether I, as a photojournalist, could judge which side was right. The reportage made me question whether this was the way to go in photography.

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