National Geographic : 1988 Jun
On Assignment .. .. c l n~p l SELF-TAUGHT photographer JAMES NACHTWEY (right) has concentrated since 1981 on the world's hot spots from Northern Ireland to Afghani stan, Lebanon, Israel, Sri Lan ka, and, for us, Nicaragua and in this issue Guatemala. He realized that even at those far flung locations he was shooting one story, and the nature of war became his main concern. "The same dynamics-the fear, grief, and injustice-are at work in every conflict," he believes. "Readers should see the hard images and be shaken out of their equilibrium. No one should be let off the hook." A WATERY CLASSROOM at East Carolina University taught stu dents how to map and excavate shipwrecks before they worked at Yorktown. Assistant Profes- UikAO MOLINAkAbUVE); NAIIUNAL(UAYHiL YI1UIAKAi-tL ~tJ LIILHALLZ sor Gordon P. Watts designed a fiberglass wreck, dubbed the Sinkentine, duplicating such details of wooden sailing ships as spikes and tool marks, for the Maritime History and Under- water Research Program at the Greenville, North Carolina, campus. Says photographer BATES LITTLEHALES, himself a veteran diver, "This pool had everything but the silt."