MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 12,368 this week

War Photographer (2001)

 -  Documentary | War  -  2001 (USA)
8.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.0/10 from 2,958 users   Metascore: 79/100
Reviews: 9 user | 39 critic | 12 from Metacritic.com

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

Director:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 49 titles
created 23 Oct 2011
 
a list of 39 titles
created 05 Apr 2012
 
a list of 44 titles
created 06 Jun 2012
 
list image
a list of 25 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 22 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Search for "War Photographer" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: War Photographer (2001)

War Photographer (2001) on IMDb 8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of War Photographer.

User Polls

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

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Danish journalist Mads Brügger goes undercover as a Liberian Ambassador to embark on a dangerous yet hysterical journey to uncover the blood diamond trade in Africa.

Director: Mads Brügger
Stars: Mads Brügger
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A documentary which examines copyright issues in the information age.

Director: Brett Gaylor
Stars: Cory Doctorow
Documentary | Short | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Can vision succeed where eyesight fails? Can a blind person make meaningful photographs? How can the creator appreciate his own work? This film explores the artistry and innovation of Pete ... See full summary »

Director: Neil Leifer
Stars: James Nachtwey
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A filmmaker's investigation into the destruction of giant Buddha statues in Afghanistan.

Director: Christian Frei
Stars: Taysir Alony, Sayeed Mirza Hussain, Peter Mettler
Documentary | Biography | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A look behind the barricades of the besieged city of Homs, where for nineteen-year-old Basset and his ragtag group of comrades, the audacious hope of revolution is crumbling like the buildings around them.

Director: Talal Derki
Documentary | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Troublemaking duo Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno, posing as their industrious alter-egos, expose the people profiting from Hurricane Katrina, the faces behind the environmental disaster in Bhopal, and other shocking events.

Directors: Andy Bichlbaum, Mike Bonanno, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Reggie Watts, Mike Bonanno, Andy Bichlbaum
Documentary | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A camera crew follows Helmut Newton, the fashion and ad photographer whose images of tall, blond, big-breasted women are part of the iconography of twentieth-century erotic fantasy. He's on... See full summary »

Director: Adrian Maben
Stars: Adrian Maben, Candice Bergen, Tina Brown
Documentary | Animation | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Photo-animated feature documentary, uniquely narrated by the 10 people who knew Bill best.

Directors: Matt Harlock, Paul Thomas
Stars: Bill Hicks, Dwight Slade, Mary Hicks
Documentary | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Heinz Bütler interviews Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004) late in life. Cartier-Bresson pulls out photographs, comments briefly, and holds them up to Bütler's camera. A few others share ... See full summary »

Director: Heinz Bütler
Stars: Henri Cartier-Bresson, Alexander Brooks, Robert Delpire
Documentary | Adventure | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Space Tourists succeeds in surprising its audience with images and situations that have very little to do with the futuristic fantasy of 'space-tourism'. The filmmaker sets up encounters ... See full summary »

Director: Christian Frei
Stars: Anousheh Ansari, Jonas Bendiksen, Dumitru Popescu
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

The story of three lost boxes known as the Mexican Suitcase that were recovered in 2007. The boxes, misplaced in the chaos at the start of WWII, contained many of the Spanish Civil War ... See full summary »

Director: Trisha Ziff
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Directors: Jörn Donner, Erkki Seiro, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Jörn Donner, Riitta Lindgren, Erkki Seiro
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
...
Chief International Correspondent CNN
Hans-Hermann Klare ...
Foreign Editor STERN Magazine
Christiane Breustedt ...
Editor in Chief GEO SAISON Magazine
Des Wright ...
Cameraman REUTERS
Denis O'Neill ...
Screenwriter / Jim's Best Friend
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Documentary | War

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fotógrafo de Guerra  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

James Nachtwey: For me, the strength of photography lies in its ability to evoke humanity. If war is an attempt to negate humanity, then photography can be perceived as the opposite of war.
See more »

Connections

Featured in Docventures: Totuus (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Farewell Theme
Composed by Eleni Karaindrou
Performed by String Orchestra
Lefteris Chalkiadakis
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Phenomenal
8 June 2004 | by (Washington, DC) – See all my reviews

I watched this film and was riveted throughout. The image quality is very high. Watching James Nachtwey work in silence with total dedication and focus while flames crackle in the background... this film is a masterpiece of understated intensity. Everybody has seen this photographers images - they just may not realize who the author of those images are. Watch this film to find out why one (and many other) individual takes the risks and endures the hardships to freeze-frame and expose the uglier sides of human nature.


10 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Other movies that involve photography? cChevy
Gut Reaction shaylor
Great Documentary, very moving... but evan514
This Doc is very well made tigerbiru
Opinion arthistorygeek
Discuss War Photographer (2001) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?