… But the Sands Shift

12 JULY 1979 — By now most observers believed the end of the struggle was in sight. We believed it was only a matter of time until the regime would collapse.

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.