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War Photographer (2001)

 -  Documentary | War  -  2001 (USA)
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Documentary about war photographer James Nachtwey, considered by many the greatest war photographer ever.

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Documentary about war photographer James Nachtwey, considered by many the greatest war photographer ever.

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James Nachtwey: The worst thing is to feel that as a photographer I am benefiting from someone else's tragedy. This idea haunts me. It's something I have to reckon with every day because I know that if I ever allowed genuine compassion to be overtaken by personal ambition, I will have sold my soul. The only way I can justify my role is to have respect for the other person's predicament. The extent to which I do that is the extent to which I become accepted by the other; and to that extent, I can accept myself.
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If your pictures aren't good enough, you're not close enough...
17 July 2002 | by (Hamburg, Germany) – See all my reviews

Stunning, shocking and beautiful, a "Pflicht-Film" about war photography and it's leading lenser James Nachtwey.

Originally commissioned for Swiss television, this documentary by Christian Frei may be hard to track down, but it might be one of the most memorable films you will ever see. More user comments probably will say "this film is not for the squeamish," but what we see here is the real-life inferno of war and poverty. And if you have never been subject to war and poverty you HAVE to see (Nachtwey's) photography, which demonstrates what the human race is capable of and what it looks like...


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