Pro Photo Daily - Around the Net | In Focus: Dignity Amid Death in Guatemala's Civil War

By: David Schonauer
Publish Date: Dec. 6, 2017, 8:12 a.m.
Source: The New York Times

“I was familiar with Guatemala’s turbulent political history and the C.I.A.’s support of its 1954 coup. But I was relatively new to the daily terror tactics of Central America where U.S.-backed troops used fear and violence to contain a growing left-wing insurgency.” So writes photojournalist Robert Nickelsberg, recalling what it was like to cover the bloody Guatemalan civil war in the early 1980s at The New York Times. Many of his black-and-white images have been in storage and mostly unseen since 1985.