Vogue’s flattering profile on Assad’s wife disappears from Web

Although the Vogue piece didn’t mention it, the photos that accompanied the article — of Asma al-Assad, her husband and two of their children at home in Damascus — were facilitated by an American public-relations firm working for the Syrian government. The firm, Brown Lloyd James, was paid $25,000 to set up a photo session with James Nachtwey, the famed war photographer who shot the pictures for Vogue.

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James Nachtwey’s photographs from the campaign trail capture this rapturous moment, but hint, too, at challenges to come

Wim Wenders – Eulogy for James Nachtwey at the occasion of the Dresden Prize

  If a war photographer is awarded a Peace Prize, furthermore in a city once devastated by a war, then he must be a very special person and a truly extraordinary photographer. And he must have…

James Nachtwey’s images give us an accurate idea of how he “goes about it”, in the true sense of the word: where others “just want to get out of here”, that’s where he goes. He travels, in principle, in the direction of places that other people are only desperately leaving from, or have already left in a hurry, or can’t leave anymore. It is with that first movement that he’s already opposing war: With himself. With his safety, his life, his affection, his conviction. All of the above are captured in his images…

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In 1994 TIME photographer James Nachtwey witnessed the devastating effects of the Rwandan genocide. On the 17-year anniversary, the photographer looks back on the tragedy.

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When the earthquake struck Japan on 2:46 p.m. JST Friday, March 11, TIME photographer James Nachtwey was at home in Thailand. In less than 48 hours, he arrived in Japan and made his way north of Sendai to Kesennuma City, where he began documenting the catastrophic devastation while under the looming fear of possible nuclear contamination. In a conversation during the assignment, Nachtwey described what he saw.  

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Haiti has always been a land of beauty and pain, of light and darkness. When a catastrophic earthquake hit the island on Tuesday, January 12th, the world was shaken by the magnitude of the destruction and human suffering. In this story for VII The Magazine, photographers James Nachtwey, Ron Haviv, Lynsey Addario and Benjamin Lowy provide a heart-wrenching look at this disaster and its aftermath.

James Nachtwey Fights TB, With Pictures

When James Nachtwey won a $100,000 prize to help change the world, Niko Koppel reports, he chose to document tuberculosis.

When Mr. Nachtwey was awarded a TED Prize in 2007, receiving $100,000 to help fulfill “one wish to change the world,” he chose to tell a visual story about tuberculosis. “This is about a disease that had been completely in the shadows,” Mr. Nachtwey said, allowing that he himself had once believed it was “more like an archaic disease that had virtually disappeared.”

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James Nachtwey has documented the resurgence of tuberculosis and its varying strains MDR and XDR in seven countries around the world. These countries include Cambodia, Lesotho, South Africa, Siberia, India, Swaziland, and Thailand

Worth a Look: “Our World At War” by the photographers of VII and the International Committee of the Red Cross

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VII and the International Committee of the Red Cross have just unveiled their globe-spanning project documenting current humanitarian crises, “Our World At War.” The work includes: Lebanon by Franco Pagetti, Afghanistan by James Nachtwey, Haiti by Ron Haviv, Caucasus by Antonin Kratochvil, Liberia by Christopher Morris, Colombia by Franco Pagetti, Philippines by James Nachtwey, and Congo by Ron Haviv.

Nachtwey's Big Story to be Revealed Friday, 10/3

James Nachtwey is preparing to reveal his photographs, which highlight a shocking
and underreported global crisis. Over the past 18 months, the TED community
have been working with James to gain access to locations he wished to photograph,
and to prepare spectacular plans for unveiling these pictures.

Here’s the video from 2007 setting the scene in case you missed it:

James Nachtwey Opens Up At LOOK3 Festival

“When you see so much pain and so much sadness, do you feel you still have the capacity to love?”

That question drew oooohs as it was asked by Time’s MaryAnne Golon to photographer James Nachtwey. His answer drew a thunderous standing ovation.

“Witnessing pain and sadness is an act of love,” he said.

Check it out here.

TED award winner James Nachtwey

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Three people were awarded TED prizes today: Bill Clinton, sociobiologist E.O. Wilson, and photographer James Nachtwey, who specializes in capturing startling and disturbing, yet moving and beautiful images of people whose lives have been destroyed by the hatred and greed of other people. As Nachtwey spoke, his photographs were displayed on a large screen behind him. No one made a sound as the images of maimed, starved, tortured, and slaughtered people were put on display. The final photo he showed stunned everyone — a skeletal man, crawling past a dilapidated hut. (Here’s the image, be warned that it’s very powerful.)


The Congo's Hidden Killers

From Time, via aphotoaday:

Photographer James Nachtwey shows how the health crises created by the war in Congo can kill long after the shooting stops.


Congo: Nachtwey photo essay

From the photo agency VII:

The war in the Democratic Republic of Congo may have ended in 2004, but every week, hundreds of people continue to die, most from illnesses easily treatable in times of peace. In a country where cholera, ebola, malaria, and even the plague are endemic, war turned disease into a slow-burning weapon of mass destruction. James Nachtwey visited the DRC in the summer of 2005 and witnessed the pain and suffering of the Congolese, the horrors of war, the ravages of disease, the dead and the dying.