Monday, July 19, 2010

James Nachtwey [Contemporary Photographer]

"A picture says a thousand words"

I'm sure we have all heard this quote at some point in our lives. Reading or hearing about things sometimes doesn't have the same effect as it would if we see them. James Nachtwey, also known as the 'war photographer' dared to venture into places where people chose not to pay attention to in order to show the world of the various tragedies happening around us.

This photo, taken in South Africa, shows an elderly lady holding innocent granddaughter who is suffering from AIDS.

Nachtwey decided to use photography to open people's eyes to the people who are being ignored.

His photographs say a lot. They speak of suffering, hurt, injustice and brokenness.

What do my photographs say?

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