Three Photographs by Susan Meiselas

BOMB 9 Spring 1984
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Susan Meiselas, Nicaragua, Wall Painting. Courtesy ASTC and Ventana, New York.

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Susan Meiselas, Pope John Paul II celebrates mass in Managua, Nicaragua, March 1983. Magnum Photos.

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Susan Meiselas, Nicaragua, 1983. Magnum Photos.

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BOMB 9, Spring 1984

Nicolas Echevarria, Pam Yates, art by James Nares and Tom Otterness, writing by Daisy Zamora, Kathy Acker, Glenn O’Brien, and more.

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