Faultlines explores the physical and symbolic space of two cathedrals in Managua, Nicaragua, as seen through the eyes of the photographer, who traveled and worked in Nicaragua from 1984-1990, during the Sandinista Revolution. The cathedrals are situated historically on either end of the Revolution, and physically along the same earthquake fault zone. The earthquake, which destroyed the first cathedral, also opened spaces in the country’s social fabric and led to the Revolution. Construction of the new cathedral, (1992-1995), was financed by a US citizen who also helped fund the “Contra” rebels, a US-trained army which fought against the Revolution. In the context of history, the new cathedral symbolizes a repudiation of the Revolution’s goals and the intent to reassert old social structures.
“I explore the place of individual experience within a broad social, political and historical sweep.”