Documentary Photography

Documentary photography is a vital tool to communicate an injustice, a social problem, or other current issues.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

James Nachtwey


TED talk with video of images by James Nachtwey

James Nachtwey, the greatest war photographer of our time, and humanitarian, he and his work has inspired me for many years.  He has traveled the world covering wars, and catastrophes, documenting what he has witnessed.
James Nachtwey has risked his life to show us the pain war causes to men, women, children, families, homes, villages, towns, countries and governments.  His images also tell the stories of the inhumane weapons of war.  I believe James risks his life, to bring these images of awareness to us, so we can take action, to never have these atrocities repeated.

This video is graphic, but important.

http://www.ted.com/talks/james_nachtwey_s_searing_pictures_of_war.html