Margarita Montealegre pioneered in the field of war photojournalism in Nicaragua, where she worked as the first female staff photographer for the newspapers La Prensa (1977-1979) and Barricada (1979-1983). Montealegre documented the revolution in Nicaragua and the war in El Salvador. Recently she has documented the stories of femicides in Nicaragua. Her work has been published in half a dozen books, including Nicaragua, insurrección y revolución (Nicaragua, Insurrection, and Revolution). Her photos have been exhibited in the United States, Sweden, Cuba, and Nicaragua, including the recent exhibition We Want Them Alive! Testimonies of Violence Against Women in the South Caribbean of Nicaragua. Montealegre has taught photography at the Universidad Centroamericana and at Hampden-Sidney College in Virginia.
This event is co‐sponsored by the Oviatt Library, the Department of Journalism, and the Department of Central American Studies.
This event is part of the Tom & Ethel Bradley Center Featured Lecture Series.