1985 Photo Contest, Humor, 2nd prize

James Nachtwey

Black Star for Time

01 November, 1984

A winner of Nicaragua's general elections of 4 November 1984 is thrown in the air by a cheering crowd in Matagalpa. The elections were won by the ruling Sandinista Front (FSLN).

About the photographer

James Nachtwey

Photographs of the Vietnam War and the American Civil Rights movement inspired him to become a photographer. While teaching himself photography, he worked as truck driver and as ...

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