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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.


Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 6 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »



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

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James Nachtwey: Fear is not what's important; it's how you deal with it. It would be like asking a marathon runner if they feel pain. It's not a matter of whether you feel it; it's how you manage it. It could happen to any of us, anytime. An we all know that this is a distinct possibility every time we go out, everyday it's what we face. It comes with the territory, it's part of the job, you go in knowing that from the beginning. Nobody feels sorry for themselves; it's just part of it.
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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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