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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I think it’s supposed to be, sort of, the heart of the film, where the pirates are all in a quandary and don’t know what to do. Gerry Johansson – “Deutschland” Once the book closed, what did we learn, what do we understand?

In the present tense, photography is critical in helping create an atmosphere in which change is possible, not only possible but inevitable.

Aug 30, Kathleen rated it really liked it Shelves: Certainly, the impression given is the one intended: Sara rated it it was amazing Dec 06, The very ibferno sentence of this statement alludes to what may be the challenge and the strength of the still image in the twenty first century: Jul 21, Ahmed rated it it was amazing.

Relic of civil war became a monument in a infero. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. It Shows The real live without any make up. It gives a voice to people who otherwise would not have one.

However, if you have a full collection of books and can afford it, oddly I do recommend this book. I bought this book sight unseen the instant it was published.

They will still be there, for every turn in my own photographic journey and they will change as I do. After witnessing so much pain and injustice, in what looked very much like an effort to fight helplessness, and disgust, and protect himself against a cynicism that would have meant the end of his career as a respected war photographer, James Natchwey edited his black and white images for a very black book.


I, too, have long admired his work and his fortitude in pursuing his mission. Aug 16, Joeri rated it it machtwey amazing Shelves: James Nachtwey born March 14, is an American photojournalist and war photographer.

I call it the book of the dead. Jul 23, aisha marked it as to-read.

Inferno by James Nachtwey

Rodrigo rated it it was amazing Aug 09, The least that can be noted here is an obvious synergy. From the individual, to the corporate world, and even public spheres, everyone wants to control not only their own images but any image that could be used as evidence against any of their flaws or nachtwe doings.

There is a pace and rhythm to the images, to the places depicted, which pulls you into them and far from anything resembling a comfort zone. Actually, more like hide it from the children.

The available technology satellite communications, digital cameras allows a fast distribution of images, almost in real time—which can easily be achieved with video and TV crews—however a book in the shape, size and content of Inferno is still possible.

In controlling the distribution of images they end up controlling their content. Human histories, from any corner of the planet, have been written with such tools. Islam and the West.

James Nachtwey

Keith Richards knows jack-shit about the dark side compared to James Nachtwey. Comment Name Email Website. The pictures in this book are graphic and gruesome.

It still survives and its members are still among the elite of the profession although a few of them have been expressing reservations about decisions taken in the recent past concerning either the work produced by some new members, or the recycling of the prestigious archives in exhibitions, books, postcards and posters—a strategy that allows some financial gain but that undercuts the celebrated in-depth approach of the agency, often showing images outside of the context in which they were taken or they were supposed to be shown.

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We are our own nightmare even if we pretend to ignore it, even if we close our eyes on the fact that some are paying a high price for our hyper-consumerist society.

While Nachtwey has embarked on his historical mission, others around him are working at giving it strength, building his myth. These have been times when some chose to make us jump a few centuries back and use the same arguments for a holy war as those they were denouncing. Ramallah, West Bank, At the beginning of the second Palestinian uprising, demonstrators hurled Molotovs at Israeli troops.

Book Review: ‘Inferno’ by James Nachtwey

Thomas Roma Steven Kasher Gallery: I picked a selection of books I knew I wanted to own, along with a few I was far less sure about, but intrigued by. I have the large format hard cover from Phaidon and I highly recommend it because the quality of the photographs is incredible. My exposure has been via the web and printed media, where he maintains heavy commitments despite advancing age and hames. Nachtwey has worked with Time as a contract photographer since