Nicaragua

Susan Meiselas (Signed)

Susan Meiselas: Nicaragua, June 1978-July 1979 (Signed)
MEISELAS, Susan, ROSENBERG, Claire (ed.)

$ 475.00

Pantheon Books, New York, 1981 FIRST EDITION.  Publisher’s Original Wraps. Signed and dated “Boston 12/5/05" in black ink on the title page by Meiselas. Pictorial wraps with title stamped in white on cover and spine. Photographs and text by Susan Meiselas. Editing by Susan Meiselas and Claire Rosenberg. Additional text from numerous sources. Includes an illustrated list of captions, a map and a chronological history of Nicaragua. 71 four-color plates and additional black and white illustrations. 8.5 x  inches. Out of RARE VOLUME.

Photojournalist Susan Meiselas covered the 1978-79 Sandanista uprising in Nicaragua from its beginnings through its eventual overthrow of the repressive Somoza regime. In this volume she has edited her best work into a chronological account of that conflict. This is more than just war photography, however. The color images hauntingly put us in touch with the lives of the people of the war, participants and bystanders alike. Battlefield horrors and the sufferings of the civilian population are straight-forwardly depicted, but we are also made to feel the elation of the popular forces in victory. This is a powerful photographic book, one that has the feel of history.

Cited in Martin Parr and Gerry Badger, The Photobook: A History, Volume II. (London and New York: Phaidon, 2006).] From the publisher: "Susan Meiselas' photographs of the revolution in Nicaragua form an extraordinary narrative, starting with a powerful and chilling evocation of the Somoza regime, following the course of the popular resistance that led to an insurrection, and ending with the triumph of the revolution." Signed by Author.