“I have been a witness, and these pictures are my testimony. The events I have recorded should not be forgotten and must not be repeated.”James Nachtwey
Lately I have been enjoying the works of James Nachtwey, if you do not know him and his works, you are missing out of something spectacular. He has for the past three decades devoted himself to documenting wars, conflicts and critical social issues, working in El Salvador, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Lebanon, the West Bank and Gaza, Israel, Indonesia, Thailand, India, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, the Philippines, South Korea, Somalia, Sudan, Rwanda, South Africa, Russia, Bosnia, Chechnya, Kosovo, Romania, Brazil and the United States.
Nachtwey has since 1984 been a contract photographer with Time Magazine, He was associated with Black Star from 1980-1985 and was a member of Magnum from 1986 until 2001. In 2001 he was one of the founding members of the photo agency, VII.
He has had solo exhibitions at the International Center of Photography in New York, Bibliothèque nationale de France, the Palazzo delle esposizioni in rome, Museum of photographic art in San Diego, Culture Guest in Lisbon, El Circulo de Bellas Artes in Madrid, Fahey / Klein Gallery in Los Angeles, the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston, the Canon Gallery and Nieuwe Kerk Amsterdam, Carolinum in Prague, and the Hasselblad Center in Sweden, among others.