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JAMES NACHTWEY
[b. 1948] American journalist and war photographer
There is a job to be done...to record the truth. I want to wake people up! - James Nachtwey

It is very hard to say where you're going until you get there. That kind of thing is based very much on instinct. As a photographer, one of the most important lessons I have learnt is that you have to learn to listen to and trust your own instinct. It has helped to guide me - this far at least. - James Nachtwey - "World Press Photo 1996 Yearbook"
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I want to record history through the destiny of individuals who often belong to the least wealthy classes. I do not want to show war in general, nor history with a capital H, but rather the tragedy of a single man, of a family. - James Nachtwey
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I used to call myself a war photographer. Now I consider myself as an antiwar photographer. - James Nachtwey - on the question wheather he has changed much in ten years, "American Photo", January/February 2000, page: 16

I want to record history through the destiny of individuals who often belong to the least wealty classes. I do not want to show war in general, nor history with a capital H, but rather the tragedy of a single man, of a family. - James Nachtwey - Source: http://magnumphotos.com
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I want my work to become part of our visual history, to enter our collective memory and our collective conscience. I hope it will serve to remind us that history's deepest tragedies concern not the great protagonists who set events in motion but the countless ordinary people who are caught up in those events and torn apart by their remorseless fury. I have been a witness, and these pictures are my testimony. The events I have recorded should not be forgotten and must not be repeated. - James Nachtwey - International Center of Photography Press Release
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I want my pictures to cut through political abstractions... and make a connection on a human level. - James Nachtwey

I have been a witness, and these pictures are my testimony. The events I have recorded should not be forgotten and must not be repeated. - James Nachtwey - James Nachtwey, Quote taken from his homepage (www.jamesnachtwey.com)

Photojournalists know the horrors of war can only be exposed at close range. Kodak Film. - James Nachtwey - Advertising slogan to photographs by James Nachtwey. [ “World Press Photo 1991”, (catalogue of exhibition), Sdu, Uitgeverij, Koninginnegracht, Amsterdam, p. 127]

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