Tomorrow, the Story Breaks


Photojournalist James Nachtwey is considered by many to be the greatest war photographer of recent decades. He has covered conflicts and major social issues in more than 30 countries. Last year, he won a $100,000 prize, which he decided to re-invest into a special project… A story he felt needed to be told, which no magazine wanted to support or fund.

On the 3rd of October, the wait is over, and the story Nachtwey had burning inside of him gets released to the world…

Update: The story is here. 


If you ever wondered how strong an emotion a photograph – and a photographer – can evoke, what a huge difference a photographer can make, James is certainly the man to get that message across.

Perhaps my musings of Photojournalism being dead are about to be dramatically proven wrong. I certainly hope so.

it’s worth visiting the TED Prize website and listen to the speech James is making about his work – it’s moving, intense, and puts life into perspective. If you can’t wait until the full story breaks, James’ own website and the Wikipedia page about Nachtwey are well worth visiting.

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