Between December 1980 and March 1981, I spent three months in Nicaragua undertaking a documentary thesis project for a Master of Fine Arts degree in Photography. Initial preparation for the trip began in May 1980. My thesis exhibition was held October 11-16, 1981. The purpose of the thesis was to "integrate creative expression with social/political concerns by photographing aspects of societal change that have grown out of the popular revolution in Nicaragua." This report is an accounting of that project from its inception to its completion. The project has been a rewarding experience, full of learning and growth. I have attempted herein to share many details of this experience in the hope that you, the reader, may be enriched by them as I have been.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Documentary photography--Technique; Nicaragua--Pictorial works; Nicaragua--Politics and government--1979-1990; Nicaragua--Social conditions--1979-
Department, Program, or Center
School of Photographic Arts and Sciences (CIAS)
Stillings, James Mason, "Nicaragua: a society in transition" (1982). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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