| Magnum member and Time contract photographer
James Nachtwey addresses the crises of the modern world with images
distinctly marked by humanitarian sensitivity. Nachtweys fearlessness
and total dedication to his profession have earned him dozens of
awards, including five Robert Capa Gold Medals. His first foreign
assignment was covering the 1981 IRA hunger strike in Northern Ireland.
Since then, Nachtwey has devoted himself to documenting the victims
of wars, conflicts and civil strife throughout the world. He calls
himself an "antiwar photographer." Nachtweys work
for leading international publicationsincluding Time, Life,
the New York Times Magazine, Newsweek and National Geographichas
been collected in Inferno (2000) and Deeds of War (1989).
James Nachtwey dubs himself an "antiwar photographer,"
whose job it is "to see on behalf of the rest of the world"
and "to act as a vessel for those who cannot get the attention
of the world because they have no voice." Nachtwey will show
us a selection of his searing images, which document the very human
tragedy of war and famine across the globefrom Bosnia to Sudan,
Rwanda to Romania. In many cases, such as in his pictures of the
1992 Somalian famine, Nachtwey has been able to discern a direct
relationship between his documentation of a problem and the arrival
of relief. Through this incredible work, Nachtwey will demonstrate
howwhether artist, photographer or designer"you
have to be a human being first."