A Clip from WAR PHOTOGRAPHER Featuring James Nachtwey



IN THIS SCENE: James philosophizes on photography’s importance and responsibility to humanity.

“Why photograph war? Is it possible to put an end to human behavior which has existed throughout history by means of photography? The proportions of that notion seem ridiculously out of balance yet that very idea has motivated me.” – James Nachtwey

ABOUT THIS FILM: War Photographer is the 2001 Academy Award Nominee for Best Documentary Feature that follows preeminent war photographer James Nachtwey for two years as he bravely documents the harrowing realities of Kosovo, Rawanda, Indonesia, and the West Bank.

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32 thoughts on “A Clip from WAR PHOTOGRAPHER Featuring James Nachtwey

  • August 15, 2019 at 14:18
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    I agree with why he does this…unfortunately James is special in my eyes and not enough people with his mindset real war is not something anyone truly wants to be and I mean not when you are fine but when shit begins to hit fans. Our world is dammed by our history and continual actions if God does really exist he has fucking condemned this planet.

  • August 15, 2019 at 14:18
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    this video inspires so many people to do good,it's so powerful what you can show through a photograph,the meaning of photographing thing is storytelling a whole meaning that can impact so many people

  • August 15, 2019 at 14:18
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    Milijons of Lives & Souls ripped apart., Because of what!? CORRUPT BANKS!, OIL INDUSTRY, PROPERTY, MONEY, LAND, CURRENCY, EGO, Billions of people still relying on a rigid belief system to give themselves a False sense of Security and Meaning!!! And because of that, There are now milijons of innocent people who are dead or Without their Loved Ones…  For all the victems who lost their lives in Wars, and other Unnecessary violence.

    …………………………­­……..☮✿Rest In Peace✿☮

  • August 15, 2019 at 14:18
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    This made me want to be a photo journalist, not a photographer. I don't want to take pictures because i like to, I want to take them because i need to tell a story.

  • August 15, 2019 at 14:18
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    @DonMichaelBrown jealousy, envy and ego are really ugly Don. Probably what cause these wars that JN wants to stop. I am sure he would be happy to be out of a job – no wars.

  • August 15, 2019 at 14:18
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    @DonMichaelBrown thank you for your inspirational comment Don. If I had the energy I would reply in detail in an attempt to help you understand. I'm just not sure whether I'd get anywhere with you though.

  • August 15, 2019 at 14:18
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    @DonMichaelBrown So basically you're saying he should put himself at this tremendous risk, take these amazing photos, use his skill in a way he loves and inform people of the horrors of war…but shouldn't be rewarded materially for his sacrifices?

    You are obviously a tremendous human being and I hope you live in as interesting times as James does and that all your wishes come true.

  • August 15, 2019 at 14:18
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    @LkzChiC Well said

    An equal experience i have facing similar to this one, simply because i know it's one of the main causes to all this, is the experience of ignorance. It proceeds people, and it's all but vanity to try talking to someone who's ignorance is ahead of them.They don't know when they don't know,and the beliefs made from people lacking the direct experience of a reality are more then often highly insulting and crud to the reality they lack. It's too easy to have no conscience.

  • August 15, 2019 at 14:18
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    i really, really recomend susan sontag's "Regarding the Pain of Others" if you care about war and photography. it really makes you understand the construcion of the photographic image as a very conscious excercise

  • August 15, 2019 at 14:18
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    This inspired me to do photography and opened my eyes to the reality many people out there live everyday. James Nachtwey you are an inspiration and a revolutionary! Peace.

  • August 15, 2019 at 14:18
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    @LkzChiC That is true but we still have to try, even if failure is almost certain if there is even a chance of change the smallest amount that's more than enough to keep going ,to keep fighting against the inequality's of the world. What's worse trying and possibly failing or not trying and defiantly failing.

    Namaste

  • August 15, 2019 at 14:18
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    In group out group stereotyping & subjegation is as old as recorded history

    We need to destroy people's of other CULTures. The existence of other world views threatens our fantasy of an eternal afterlife for obedience to & justification of the systems of the sperm club we are born into

  • August 15, 2019 at 14:18
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    In group out group stereotyping and subjegation is as old as recorded history

    We need to destroy people's of other CULTures. The existence of other world views threatens our fantasy of an eternal afterlife for obedience to and justification of the systems of the sperm club we are born into

  • August 15, 2019 at 14:18
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    This movie is too inspiring. Every aspiring photographer should have it.

    I'm 15 and am well into the photojournalistic approach. Take a look at my portfolio, if you have time. You won't regret it.

  • August 15, 2019 at 14:18
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    All my respect to your means of witnessing what is going on our earth and how bad human being could be.
    Thank you for your piece of art and your courage

  • August 15, 2019 at 14:18
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    By far one of the most talented photojournalists out there. I have watched this documentary several times and am still captivated by his ideas and the stories behind his images. incredible.

  • August 15, 2019 at 14:18
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    URBERSPORT so you are saying that irag had something to do with 9/11. thats why we are there in th first place

  • August 15, 2019 at 14:18
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    He shows his extreme ideological position when he says…

    "Nothing is worth letting things get to the point where that happens to one person, nevermind thousands"

    In Nachtway's view, the U.S. Civil War, WW2, the U.S. Revolutionary wars…. all unjust and "not worth it" , for the suffering of even one individual.

    What a dangerously confused vision.

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