I visited Nicaragua earlier this month to assemble footage for the announcement video for Palmetto Medical Initiative, which is posted on this blog a few entry’s previous. Here are some other images I shot while there. It is always very humbling to witness the conditions that people are born into in other countries.
The romantic side of a life unfamiliar
A fishing village in Chinandega, Nicaragua
I love the shadow he casts
The harsh side of a life unfamiliar
This was on of the most difficult things I’ve ever witnessed. Small children and adults rummaging thru a dump for metal (and by metal I mean bottle caps) to sell in the market
…and wife that spend parts of their days rummaging thru the dump
Unlike Africa, horses are a common form of travel and power in Nicaragua
I must say, the people were beyond friendly and great to work with. The only hostility was in Managua when I was told to leave immediately or else I might be killed for my camera gear ( a 300mm 2.8 on a 1Dmk4) Okay, I probably shouldn’t have been in that alley way any ways and been so flagrant with my gear, but your in Nicaragua for a reason and I was only striving for that end goal. * Fact: Nicaragua has the lowest crime rate in all of Central America, so just cause I take risks, doesn’t mean it’s unsafe, just that I’m _____.
Youngsters wait for the government run water trucks to stop
Inner city Managua
Looking forward to PMI getting settled into Nicaragua and continuing it’s global force for good.
See you soon,