El Salvador, San Miguel Province, 1984
When rebels ambushed a company of soldiers in the mountains of eastern El Salvador, a young farm girl was wounded in the crossfire. Her father tried to shield her with his own body. It was an act of heroism; a spontaneous reflex by a frightened, ordinary man in extreme danger, expressing a fundamental truth of what it means to be a father.

James Nachtwey

Print Size: 990x660 mm
Frame Size: 1080x750 mm
Paper Type: Hahnemühle Photo Rag® Baryta 315gsm
Frame Colour: Black
Exhibit: POS JN 174 09

 

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El Salvador, San Miguel Province, 1984
Archival Giclee Digital Print


When rebels ambushed a company of soldiers in the mountains of eastern El Salvador, a young farm girl was wounded in the crossfire. Her father tried to shield her with his own body. It was an act of heroism; a spontaneous reflex by a frightened, ordinary man in extreme danger, expressing a fundamental truth of what it means to be a father.


حين نصب المتمردون كميناً لمجموعةٍ من الجنود في جبال شرق السلفادور، أُصيبت فتاة في المزرعة خلال تبادلٍ لإطلاق النار. حاول والدها أن يشكّل درعاً بجسده لحمايتها وكان ذلك عملاً بطولياً وردّة فعل عفوية من رجلٍ عادي خائف تعرّض لخطرٍ كبير فأعرب عن المعنى الحقيقي للأبوّة.

Photographer:
James Nachtwey


Print Size: 990x660 mm

Frame Size: 1080x750 mm

Exhibit: POS JN 174 09

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