A Cigar Story


I traveled to Nicaragua to photograph a small town, Esteli. There are major cigar producers based in this region of Nicaragua. Parallel to Joya de Nicaragua, Drew Estate, Plasencia and AJ Fernandez a myriad of smaller factories operate throughout the city.  The town became a refuge for Cuban cigar makers after the Cuban Revolution in 1959. Award winning cigars have made Estelí one of the most important cigar-producing cities in the world.

These images are part of an on-going project, photographing the factories and the surrounding area of Esteli.