“They die within six to 24 months”: Ed Kashi documents a deadly epidemic

Family and friends gather at the graveside around the coffin of a former sugarcane worker in Chichigalpa, Nicaragua.
Family and friends gather on 7 January 2013 for the funeral of a former sugarcane worker, 36, who died of CKDu after working in the cane fields for 12 years in Chichigalpa, Nicaragua. Photographed using a Canon EOS 5D Mark III with EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens; exposure was 1/250 sec at f/6.3; ISO 400. © Ed Kashi/VII

Written by Rachel Segal Hamilton

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