NBI photo articles of Bernd-Horst Sefzik
The NBI took into account the global view and thus imparted to readers in the GDR the feeling of being part of this. Many reports covered Cuba’s socialist development or the suffering and the dreams of the people in the so-called “backyard of the USA”. Extraordinary are the images of a four-part travel report through Northern Vietnam and a visit to Iraq after the end of the First Gulf War (Iran-Iraq War) 1988.
19 years after the socialist revolution on Cuba, the NBI reports in connection with the XI Youth and Students World Sports Festival on Cuba’s economic development and the socialist commonwealth. Sefzik travels across the entire island: Cuba – building site and example, NBI 23/78.
In a multi-part report, the NBI examines the social hardships in the so-called “backyard of the USA” and spoke with people about their wishes and dreams: Dreams in the Andes, NBI 27/73, and Quito – capital on the equator, NBI 7/74.
The images are part of the aforementioned report on living conditions in Latin America: “They don’t want to die”
In the year after the Paris Peace Agreement, in 1974 Sefzik travelled through the Democratic Republic of Vietnam and, in a four-part piece, reported on the life of the people in the ravaged country, reconstruction, losses and new happiness: Wedding in Hanoi, NBI 5/75; The man who emerged from hell, NBI 6/75; His father was still a coolie, NBI 7/75; Virility and eye of a woman, NBI 8/75.
Two months after the end of the First Gulf War between Iran and Iraq, Sefzik reported for the NBI from the 2nd International Babylon Festival. After eight years of fighting, Iraq strove for international flair and regeneration, culturally and also from a tourism perspective: Frankincense in Babylon – festival between Euphrates and Tigris, NBI 46/88.