James Nachtwey on Documentary Photography

James Nachtwey is one of those photographers that has always inspired me as a photographer and as a human being. If you haven’t seen the “War Photographer” documentary I highly recommend it.

This afternoon, while updating my website I found a video of Mr. Nachtwey accepting the 2007 TED prize. It is a heart wrenching acceptance speech and a very timely injection of clarity for the news media world. I highly recommend watching this clip if you have a spare 24 minutes – well worth your time. Here is the link to the high res version:


TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, and Design. Each year over a thousand of the industry leaders, movers and shakers get together for the TED meetings. For more info on TED visit their website at http://www.ted.com.

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