These were the words that James Nachtwey pronounced as his receiving speech at Tel Aviv University last year when he shared the Dan. Results 1 – 20 of 20 Inferno by Nachtwey, James and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Title: Inferno. First Printing. Very Good. Issued without dust jacket. Gently used with NO markings in text; binding is tight. Very light rubbing to covers; overall.

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From the individual, to the corporate world, and even public spheres, everyone wants to control infdrno only their own images but any image that could be used as evidence against any of their flaws or wrong doings. Having laid out a few of my own photo books, I understand that no single page shape and size nxchtwey enable an optimal presentation for all the photos of a typical collection. Books by James Nachtwey. Your email address will not be published. Ixchel Jimenez rated it it was amazing Nov 02, UnderexposedVisionOnPublishing, for more examples around the world.

From ‘Inferno’ to ‘War’: A Few Considerations on James Nachtwey, VII, and War Photography (2004)

While Nachtwey has embarked on his historical mission, others around him are working at giving it strength, building his myth.

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I also question whether there is something important missing: An essay by the author Luc Sante is included. View all 4 comments.


Book Review: ‘Inferno’ by James Nachtwey – The Photo Fundamentalist

Human, flawed, broken, unable to atone, unable to understand, unable to explain. Moreover the recent concentration of image banks and image distribution networks has resulted in the disappearance de facto even if their names still survive in some few cases of numerous photo agencies Viva, Sygma, Sipa, Gamma, etc…. Nicholas rated it it was amazing May 06, If a statement, what statement? Infernopublished insummarized ten years of photographic work around the world, from Romania to Somalia, India, Sudan, Bosnia, Rwanda, Zaire, Chechnya, and Kosovo: I am amazed that when faced with such horrendous situations he can manage to compose a beautiful and rich photograph but h This is a book of photographs taken by James Nachtwey, famous Anti War photographer.

I always buy used books, where possible, but still choked a little at the final bill, but reminded myself of the years of pleasure and engagement they will give me. Yes, bigger photos can have bigger impact. It is a truism to say that a photograph without a caption is to a new audience what a blind person without a dog can be in an unfamiliar space. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The heaviest Book in my shelf. Inrapura rated it it was amazing Oct 22, The very first sentence of this statement alludes to what may be the challenge and the strength of the still image in the twenty first century: But in fact, a gap lies between the two.

I have the large format hard cover from Phaidon and I highly recommend it because the quality of the photographs is incredible. After an extremely close encounter with the collapse of the Twin Towers, Nachtwey seems to have lost some of his philosophical detachment as expressed in these words ending his statement: Gary rated it it was amazing Nov 01, He is probablly the best photojournalist ever and his photos are an honest and personal account to the horrors of war, poverty, and famine.


Harry Gruyaert Book Review: It gives a voice to people who otherwise would not have one. I, too, have long admired his work and his fortitude in pursuing his mission.

And what a photographer! Each appears more a representation than a reality and their content is seemingly less accessible; the human content that is.

View all 11 comments. Petite and Magical, Luigi Ghirri’s: Oh my fuck what this guy has seen. I think it also highlights individual motivations and characters. May hachtwey, Erin rated it it was amazing. At the beginning of the second Palestinian uprising, demonstrators hurled Molotovs at Israeli troops. Keith Richards knows jack-shit about the dark side compared to James Nachtwey.

There are very few like it. Whenever I get to feeling sorry for myself I open this book Inferno by James Nachtwey Photographs. Infermo Gielen – “Ciphers” New England Days, by Paul Caponigro.