Monday, 16 April 2012

James Nachtwey, El Salvador 1984, Army evacuating wounded soldiers

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  1. Excerpt from commentary by Wim Wenders on occasion of Dresden Peace Prize awarded to James Nachtwey, Feb 2011. the case of this picture... There’s a lot of tenderness in it. This photo was taken by someone who was more interested in the children than in the troops and their business. It’s not a subject you would expect to see in a picture taken by someone who went there to photograph the war. To see, or find this, you have to be on the children’s side. You can’t cover your own face with your hands and try to protect the lens of your camera from the dust. You have to do the opposite: open your eyes wide and risk the dust in your face and your lens...