Tag: James Nachtwey

  • Syrian Conflict Cracks Carefully Polished Image of Assad

    Link: Syrian Conflict Cracks Carefully Polished Image of Assad – NYTimes.com

    A few years later, positive articles began to appear. Paris Match called Mrs. Assad an “element of light in a country full of shadow zones” and the “eastern Diana.” French Elle counted her among the best-dressed women in world politics, and in 2009, The Huffington Post published an article and fashion slide show titled “Asma al-Assad: Syria’s First Lady and All-Natural Beauty.” “She responded beautifully, because she speaks well and is beautiful,” said the Italian writer Gaia Servadio, who worked for Mrs. Assad in Damascus. She added that Mrs. Assad hoped the coverage would deflect some of the negative attention her country had received. None of the articles about Mrs. Assad struck a nerve quite like the 3,200-word March 2011 profile in Vogue titled “A Rose in the Desert.” In it, the writer, Joan Juliet Buck, called Mrs. Assad “the freshest and most magnetic of first ladies.” In a phone interview, Ms. Buck said that shortly after the profile was published, she began “steadily speaking out against the Assad regime,” including in an interview with Piers Morgan on CNN and elsewhere. In April, on National Public Radio, Ms. Buck said she regretted the headline that Vogue put on the article. But she said Mrs. Assad was “extremely thin and very well-dressed, and therefore qualified to be in Vogue.”

  • Three War Photographers: Feel Fear, Keep Going

    Link: Three War Photographers: Feel Fear, Keep Going – LightBox
    Ralph Morse, Larry Burrows, James Nachtwey

    When other people run away from danger, they run toward it. They go into battle armed with nothing but courage. Like everyone else, they experience fear — but unlike everyone else, they keep going.

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

    Link: The Washington Post

    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.

  • Aung San Suu Kyi’s Path to Victory by James Nachtwey

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    Link: LightBox

    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

    Link: burn magazine

    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…

  • Nachtwey Has Left VII Photo; Agency Prepares for Expansion


     “I disassociated from the agency as a photographer,” Nachtwey tells PDN.

  • James Nachtwey leaves VII Photo


    Founding member James Nachtwey has left VII Photo, the agency’s director confirms to BJP

  • Thailand’s Drug Scourge: Photographs by James Nachtwey

  • When the World Turned Its Back: James Nachtwey’s Reflections on the Rwandan Genocide


    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.

    Link: Reflections on the Rwandan Genocide; Photographs By James Nachtwey – LightBox
  • Devastation. James Nachtwey’s pictures from Japan

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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.  

    Link: Devastation. James Nachtwey’s Pictures from Japan – LightBox
  • Haiti by VII

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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.

    Link: VII The Magazine
  • James Nachtwey Fights TB, With Pictures – Lens


    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.”

    Link: James Nachtwey Fights TB, With Pictures – Lens Blog – NYTimes.com
  • james nachtwey – struggle to live | burn magazine

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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

    Link: james nachtwey – struggle to live | burn magazine
  • It’s work Jim, but not as we know it… | duckrabbit

    Superstar snapper Mr. Jimmy Nachtwey needs some unpaid help. Maybe your unpaid help. For three months. You’ve got to be skilled mind…

    Link: It’s work Jim, but not as we know it… | duckrabbit – we produce beautifully crafted multimedia
  • PDNPulse: James Nachtwey on the Impact of Images

    Veteran photojournalist James Nachtwey shared the stories behind images he’s shot throughout his career at the keynote address Saturday afternoon at PDN PhotoPlus Expo.

    Link: PDNPulse: James Nachtwey on the Impact of Images
  • 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

    Boing Boing: 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.) Here.
  • 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. Here.