James Nachtwey – War Photographer

(A word from the author of this post)

These images are hard to look at but they are honest. Photography shows us the beauty of the world but it must also show us the horror. As an artist it is ones duty to hold a mirror up to every aspect of our world, the good and the bad. Only that way can we both appreciate it and learn from it.

Robert Tomko

(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

James Nachtwey (born March 14, 1948) is an American photojournalist and war photographer.

He grew up in Massachusetts and graduated from Dartmouth College, where he studied Art History and Political Science (1966–70).

He has been awarded the Overseas Press Club’s Robert Capa Gold Medal five times. In 2003, he was injured by a grenade in an attack on his convoy while serving as a Time contributing correspondent in Baghdad, from which he has made a full recovery.

The following images are from Iraq, Afghanistan, Bosnia, Indonesia and Rwanda.



4 thoughts on “James Nachtwey – War Photographer

  1. …Speechless…. i am working on clip for poverty awareness and i would love it if you give me permission to use your photos, because they touched me and that’s what i want people to feel. The clip would only be for you tube and nothing else.

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