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Solomon's House: the lost children of Nicaragua

Saxgren, Henrik

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ISBN 10: 0893819204 / ISBN 13: 9780893819200
Published by Aperture Foundation, New York, 2000
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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143 pages. Preface by Bianca Jagger. Gray covers, black dust jacket with b&w photographic illustration, mylar protective covering to dust jacket, gorgeous b&w photographs. Long rip to rear panel of dust jacket, including two-inch chunk missing from top edge, though dust jacket still makes very neat presentation in mylar covering, slight rubbing to dust jacket, clean boards, pages crisp and unmarked. Record # 807466. Bookseller Inventory # 807466

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Title: Solomon's House: the lost children of ...

Publisher: Aperture Foundation, New York

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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A Piercing Photographic Essay on Nicaragua's Street Children

Solomon's House is Danish photojournalist Henrik Saxgren's harrowing account of the dissolution of the social fabric in Nicaragua in the years following the revolution. The book opens with a Preface by Nicaraguan-born Bianca Jagger, an ardent spokesperson for human rights and children's issues in Central America.

Despite widespread poverty and the tensions of warfare present during Saxgren's first visits to Nicaragua in the 1980s, basic standards of decency and family unity prevailed. Upon his return to the country in the mid-1990s, Saxgren found vast numbers of children living on the streets and trapped in a downward spiral of dependency.

At the heart of this story is life in the shantytowns, where teenage girls pay rent to sixty-year-old men through prostitution. Having turned to these men to find a way off the streets, the girls have discovered a dark semblance of family unity under the direst of circumstances.

Through unforgettable photographs and stories, Solomon's House offers a poignant revelation of the fragile nature of human society.

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Henrik Saxgren's previous book, Point of View, was published by Aperture. He lives in Copenhagen and is a member of the 2Maj photographer's agency.

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