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
 
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