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Nachtwey's TED photographs set to be revelead
Andrew Dolph, Photographer
Medina | OH | USA | Posted: 12:08 AM on 10.02.08
->> "James Nachtwey is preparing to reveal his photographs, which highlight a shocking and underreported global crisis. Over the past 18 months, the TED community have been working with James to gain access to locations he wished to photograph, and to prepare spectacular plans for unveiling these pictures."

http://www.tedprize.org/nachtwey/
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Michael Troutman, Photographer
Carmel | CA | USA | Posted: 12:45 AM on 10.02.08
->> Wow, I can hardly wait to see these images. Anyone have the scoop on the subject matter?
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Daniel Putz, Photographer
Jefferson | MD | USA | Posted: 1:18 AM on 10.02.08
->> If it has anything to do with food, communism, genocide, human rights violations, nukes, terrorism, the economy/money or the environment..............we'll see.

I'm excited, nonetheless.
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Nick Adams, Photographer
Sacramento | CA | | Posted: 12:45 PM on 10.02.08
->> I hope its on the dying newspapers? It would be really great to expose this shocking and underreported crisis to the public.
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Nic Coury, Photographer
Monterey | CA | | Posted: 2:09 PM on 10.02.08
->> Daniel,

Many of the subjects you listed could be found in our country...

especially human rights violations and the economy.
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Alan Look, Photographer
Bloomington | IL | United States | Posted: 4:13 PM on 10.02.08
->> I've had my head under a rock lately. What is TED?

I'm also the charter member of AHA.
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Andrew Dolph, Photographer
Medina | OH | USA | Posted: 5:02 PM on 10.02.08
->> Hey Alan,

The link I originally posted will also direct you to more information on TED.

From the website:

"About TED

TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from those three worlds. Since then its scope has become ever broader, with one mission: Spreading ideas.

The annual TED Conference now brings together the world's most fascinating thinkers and doers, who are challenged to give the talk of their lives (in 18 minutes).

TED.com, in turn, makes the best talks and performances from TED available to the public, for free. Some 300 talks from our archive are now available, with more added each week. These videos are released under a Creative Commons license, so they can be freely shared and reposted.

TED believes passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and ultimately, the world.

To learn more about TED, visit TED.com"

You can also watch Mr. Nachtwey's TED speech by following the link.

Best,

— Andrew
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Bruce Twitchell, Photographer
Coeur d'Alene | ID | USA | Posted: 11:41 AM on 10.03.08
->> http://www.xdrtb.org/

here it is.
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Richard Uhlhorn, Photographer
Chelan Falls | WA | USA | Posted: 1:00 PM on 10.03.08
->> WOW! James Natchtwey has been a hero of mine for years. This is an amazing speech and the imagery, a lot of which I recognized, shows incredible discipline bravery and talent.

This is a speech, along with the imagery, that should be given in front of the entire UN assembly.

Can't wait to see his new stuff.

Rich
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John Scarpa, Photographer, Student/Intern
Bedminster | NJ | United States | Posted: 1:18 PM on 10.03.08
->> + 1 for the UN idea, it would really move some people to act more about what's going on in our world that isn't really publicized. The kind of things that most politicians normally turn their backs to because it doesn't directly effect them.
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Andrew Dolph, Photographer
Medina | OH | USA | Posted: 1:39 PM on 10.03.08
->> Bruce,

Thanks for posting the link.

Rich, et al:

View the new work at the link Bruce posted above. One caveat, though, view the photographs and not the video. For some reason the video is fuzzy, as if the entire cut was defocused. I'm sure this probably has to do with downsizing for web-presentation.

As for the photographs, I feel that Nachtwey's frames are always extremely compelling — no matter the subject. The rare form of TB is not a new subject to me, as I've read about it online before. However, to bring a face to this global pandemic is what has changed, thanks to Nachtwey, and the support of organizations such as TED. It's difficult at best to linger with a lot of his frames because of the severity of the subject matter. I own a lot of his work in book form, and much of it lacks frequent use. Casually viewing images of war, for instance, just isn't something I desire to do on a nightly basis.

Last night I thought about this issue for a while, and found myself wishing for Nachtwey to come back home to the states and show us something about ourselves. "He spends far too much time focusing upon other nations," I said to myself. Then I realized that many of those nations lack the focus of dedicated journalists, and Nachtwey's efforts are amazing. Strength, courage, and resolve all come to mind. Perhaps more of us need to embrace Nachtwey's spirit and dedication to reveal more about the issues that plague us here at home. (I'm not condoning anyone for a lack of dedication. Certainly it's hard to even imagine giving more than what we already do considering the status quo, economically, politically, and within our sphere of the news industry. I freely admit, though, to getting bogged down by the daily report and need to look beyond what's right in front of me.) These are hard times, but imagine dealing with XDR-TB as it spreads, person to person, village to village.

There exists a plethora of links to the subject. One in particular led me to some statistical data on the pandemic, and how it has manifested itself at home.

"How many cases of XDR TB have been reported in the United States? In the United States, 49 cases of XDR TB have been reported between 1993 and 2006."

http://www.cdc.gov/TB/pubs/tbfactsheets/xdrtb.htm

My two cents.

— Andrew
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Jim Merithew, Photo Editor, Photographer
San Francisco | CA | USA | Posted: 2:29 PM on 10.03.08
->> We ran a short interview with James and a gallery of photographs on Wired.com today.
Best,
Jim

http://www.wired.com/culture/art/multimedia/2008/10/gallery_nachtwey?slide=...
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Dave Collyer, Photographer
Haleiwa | HI | USA | Posted: 12:11 PM on 10.04.08
->> While Andrew is right about the video's quality, I think it is well edited and worth a look..but definitely go back and check out the photos in the gallery...

In the words of Wayne and Garth..."I'm not worthy!"

Amazing images. I am always moved by his photographs- part of me is inspired and part of me feels like my collection of work is a piece of crap.

It is a rainy day here in S. California..a good day to go rent 'War Photographer' again.
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Ray Anderson, Photographer
San Francisco | CA | USA | Posted: 12:30 PM on 10.04.08
->> Great photographer,great vision, and thanks for the post.
Photographers like James makes us open our eyes to the real problems and how lucky many of us are.
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Jim Colburn, Photo Editor, Photographer
McAllen | TX | USA | Posted: 9:28 AM on 10.07.08
->> $100,000

36 photos

$2777.77 per picture

How much medical care would that have bought?
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Mark Peters, Photographer
Highland | IL | USA | Posted: 1:04 PM on 10.07.08
->> Jim,

I would counter with the question of how much health care can be obtained with the increased donations/funding that will be generated by the $100,000 if it is viewed as an investment.
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David Harpe, Photographer
Louisville | KY | USA | Posted: 2:19 PM on 10.07.08
->> Jim,

I understand where you're coming from, but your point is a bit too micro-focused.

If you look at it in the context of advertising, it's a big win. A full-page ad in the NYT is $50k or more, and this will get much more ink than that. Every news magazine, major newspaper, TV show, etc. will do a story on this at least once. You couldn't buy that kind of exposure for ten times that amount.

You spend $100k on bandages and food and it's gone. You need another $100k tomorrow. And the next day.

Spend $100k to create high impact imagery and you can use those images for years...helping you raise far more than the $100k invested.

Nachtwey will be touring the world with these images, telling the story to the kind of people that can make that happen. A very, very good investment.
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