Friday, May 12, 2006

Jim Nachtwey Speaks At UC Berkeley

One of the most highly respected documentary photographers working today, James Nachtwey spoke at the UC Berkeley journalism class last night. He has been an intrepid witness to history, working continuously for almost twenty years photographing human conflict and struggle around the world. "I want my work to become part of our visual history, to enter our collective memory and our collective conscience", Nachtwey said. "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." His book,"Inferno" is a fabulous collection of his work over the past 20 years. A must see for any photojournalist. James Nachtwey takes time out after his interview to sign his book, 'Inferno'.
Nachtwey takes a break before speaking to the audience at UC Berkeley.
Nachtwey talks with students and has his photo taken after his interview at UC Berkeley.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW! What a thrill to meet the great one.

4:50 PM  

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