40 color photographs
Featured in the New Yorker, Mother Jones, Huffington Post, Publishers Weekly, and PDN
From 2009 through 2010, twenty years after the Nicaraguan civil war ended, photographer Kevin Kunishi traveled throughout the highlands of Northern Nicaragua where the most intense fighting took place in an attempt to discover and document with his camera the legacy that this protracted and controversial war left behind. A selection of the resulting photographs, moving portraits of survivors, both Sandinistas and Contras, as well as exquisite landscapes and still lifes significant to the war, are gathered together here in Kunishi's first monograph.
The photographs within Los Restos are notational records of the experience of the collective memory of those involved. Although at one time sharply divided by two polarized political philosophies, the survivors are now bound by a landscape ﬁlled with physical and psychological scars. The markers of afﬁliation are slowly fading, but the horrors of war remain.