Nicaragua - Alden Skeie

I was able to get a lot of great street photography in Nicaragua. This is something I don't have that much experience with, but really enjoyed capturing the emotions and vibe of the different environments in this country. 

You can scroll through all the images below, I will additionally explain a few images further down.

Full gallery here http://www.ishotthisphoto.com/Nicaragua

Full gallery here http://www.ishotthisphoto.com/Nicaragua

On the very first "welcome to Nicaragua" image I actually got in trouble for taking. However it really did a good job showing the political conflict between the two regions. 

With the street photography I was focused on not only composition/light/subject, but also color. With street photography I have found that capturing specific complimentary colors will make a good image great. Expressions are equally important, however many of the places I went I was nervous pulling out my several thousand dollar camera. Most Nicaraguans make the equivalent of around $300 USD or less a month, and theft was very common where I was visiting. 

The final image isn't that great, however I decided to include it due to story behind it. The Guardian explains it best:


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About 600 US-bound Africans are stranded in Costa Rica after officials blocked a major migration route to America, leading local aid workers to warn of a humanitarian crisis if their number continues to rise. African and Latin American migrants have long passed through Costa Rica on their way to the US, but their passage has been blocked by the authorities in Costa Rica and Nicaragua, the next country on the route north. This has led to a buildup of people in the border town of Paso Canoas, where they are now sleeping rough in a makeshift detention camp.

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Full story found here: 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/apr/22/600-us-bound-africans-stranded-costa-rica-block-migration-route

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