And Now: Hunger

13 JULY 1979 — As the Somoza regime clung to power during its final days, hunger spread across Nicaragua. Above, the Red Cross delivered emergency food supplies to a country disrupted by war and whose population no longer was able to feed itself.

The image making and storytelling skills I acquired during this conflict are the foundation of my role today as backpack journalist. As we mark the 30th anniversary of the Sandinista Revolution, I’m posting scans of some of the original images I made for UPI during that war, and explaining their significance. I do this in recognition and gratitude to the country and people who have given me so much. Thank you.