March in celebration of the unification of the popular political organizations, San Salvador
|Date||January 22, 1980|
|Dimensions||Image (Paper Size): 8 3/8 x 12 3/4 in. (21.3 x 32.4 cm)
Mount: 16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
|Print medium||Photo-Gelatin silver|
When coffee prices dropped during the Depression in the 1930s, landless peasants began to organize, leading to an insurrection of the rural poor in 1932. The army responded by killing 30,000 people, consolidating the military's control and its relationship to the powerful, land-owning elite. This march celebrating the unification of the left was held on the anniversary of the peasant uprising.
Gift of the Aslak Aarhus, 2005