Estelí, Nicaragua, September 1978: Koen Wessing observes a group of campesinos carrying the body of a man

killed by Somoza’s National Guard. He was a farmer too. He takes a few photographs and follows them to the victim’s home.aj_kwe_shadows_001-003_web_(975pxw)[1].jpg

The daughters of the man, who had heard of their father’s death, arrive home and approach the photographer, crying.

Wessing, his legs shaking, takes the photograph that is at the core of this new project by Alfredo Jaar.

“From this image I still get nightmares,” says Wessing.

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