1989 Photo Contest, General News, 3rd prize

James Nachtwey

Magnum Photos

01 January, 1988

A succession of disasters hit Sudan in 1988. First drought, then flooding. A plague of locusts devoured what little grows on the land, and hunger and civil war claimed many victims. The famine in the south drove over a million people north towards the capital.

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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