Sandinistas at the walls of National Guard Headquarters, Esteli, Nicaragua, from the project Nicaragua [Molotov Man]

Susan Meiselas, American, born 1948


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negative July 16, 1979; print 2012

Digital chromogenic color print

Sheet: 16 × 20 in. (40.6 × 50.8 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through a gift from Marina and Andrew E. Lewin, Class of 1981



Place Made: United States, North America


20th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Inscribed, on reverse, lower center, in black ink: Sandinistas at the wall of / the National Guard Headquarters / Estili, Nicaragua / July 16, 1979; signed, lower right, in black ink: Susan Meiselas

Course History

FILM 7, Social Justice Documentary: From Observer to Catalyst, Kylie Boltin, Winter 2013

SART 30, SART 75, Photography II, III, Virginia Beahan, Spring 2013

WGST 96, Times of Crisis, Annabelle Martin, Spring 2014

GOVT 49.5, LACS 53, Protest and Parties in Latin America, Lisa Baldez, Fall 2014

SART 17.9, The Photographer as Activist: Making Art Inspired by the Hood Museum's Collection , Virginia Beahan, Winter 2015

GOVT 49.05, Protest and Parties in Latin America, Lisa Baldez, Fall 2019

GOVT 49.04, LACS 52.01, WGSS 31.01, Sex and the State: Latin America, Lisa Baldez, Fall 2019

Exhibition History

Bolas de Fuego: Culture and Conflict in Central America, Teaching exhibition, Guest curator Jorge E. Cuellar, Class of 1967 Gallery and the LeWitt Wall, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, May 28-September 25, 2022.

Publication History

Claire Rosenberg and Susan Meiselas, editors, Nicaragua: June 1978 - July 1979, New York: Aperture Foundation, Inc. and New York: International Center of Photography, 2008, p. 64.

Kristen Lubben, editor, Susan Meiselas In History, New York: International Center of Photography and Germany: Steidl Publishers, 2008, p. 165, 169.


Susan Meiselas Photography, New York, New York; sold to present collection, 2012.

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