A film about the American photographer James Nachtwey, about his motivation, his fears and his daily routine as a war photographer. If we believe Hollywood pictures, war photographers are all hard-boiled and cynical old troopers. How can they think about 'exposure time' in the very moment of dread?
Swiss author, director and producer Christian Frei followed James Nachtwey for two years into the wars in Indonesia, Kosovo, Palestine... Christian Frei used special micro-cameras attached to James Nachtwey's photo-camera.
We see a famous photographer looking for the decisive moment. We hear every breath of the photographer. For the first time in the history of movies about photographers, this technique allowed an authentic insight into the work of a concerned photo-journalist.
A GREAT PHOTOGRAPHER COMES WITH IN OUR SELF-CAPTURING MOMENTS
THAT YOU ARE TRYING TO RELATE AND TELL.
"He gets the results by doing what a photojournalist is supposed to do and that is get in close. "
Doesn't work, howcome? :(
Doesn't work, howcome?
..very intence..doc,,wow "Human Beings"huh....!!!!
thank you ... deeply moving ... profound sacrifice. Human is the longing for Peace, Democracy, Freedom and, forgiveness for diversity, obsession for power ... the human experiment ... evolving, hopefully, into language where we might, yet, see one another, feel, each other's story.
Absolutly incrediable his work had inspired me in such a huge way within myself and my own photography,
in one part the women is so open to letting him photograph her morning her dead son and that takes such trust giving these people a voice
HA like to see you do it Peter im sure your work would be..... lets say average?
Peter - jealous much?
This Doco is disturbing!
It goes to show how the real truth can be so easily manipulated and distorted by unscrupulous individuals for the purpose of propaganda and fame.
I find James Nachtwey to be a despicable and soul less human.
He is nothing but a vulture who feeds off the misery and despair off these poor people for the purposes of media manipulation and his own personal profit.
As a professional photographer myself, i also find his photographic skill to be very average at best!
What was the point of taking 100s photos of a broken window lying on the grass? Poetic license?? Please!
Its easy to get interesting photos when you are given thousands of dollars worth of camera equipment and a VIP press card to all the hot spots around the world!
People like James Nachtwey make me truly sick!
This documentary brings you closer to the reality of life like no other. It gives you grim reminder how human minds could be stretched to the limit and perpetuate unthinkable actions and counter reactions to the extent of untold destruction. Jim, you are definitely a gem!
absolutely awesome doco! It is so impressive and so disturbing!
We, humans, are the disgrace of this planet....
Very moving and inspiring. It makes me feel like this is what I should do. We are very fortunate someone is brave enough to show us the truth about the terrible things human beings do to one another in the name of war, in hopes of bringing it to an end. It is very sickening the way some people live their lives, and how so many other do not know about it or care. Thank you James Nachtwey!
as a young college student looking to persuit this field of photography this really gave me alot of insight on the subject
yes you can search for a certain documentary that you want, the search box is on the extreme top right hand corner where it says search 950+ documentaries.
you can search for a certain documentary that you want, the search box is on the extreme top right hand corner where it says search 950+ documentaries.
About the film: superb, a real insight into the subject and the motivation of a real reporting photographer. Plus all the music comes from the outstanding contemporary music label ECM. That adds up to 11.
Lovely, important site. But can it be that it has NO SEARCH BOX?
Why can't I just type in a title when I know it? Or a generic tag or category name?
I see a nice place for it to the right of your logo up top (hint...)
Cheers :: SH