War Photographer

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  1. c.cloudwalker

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    "War Photographer" is a documentary about James Nachtwey, a war photographer, that is absolutely amazing. A MUST Watch.

    Some of you know that war photography is what I did for 12 years but I hope that you will all trust me when I say: watch this movie!

    Although it will obviously be of more interest to people who want to be war photogs or, at the very least, PJs, I believe most anyone interested in photo can learn something from it and it is well worth the time.

    I avoided watching this movie for the longest time. Too close to reality for me. But I was, kind of, tricked into watching it a couple months ago and, MY GOD!, it is amazing.

    I didn't think anyone could actually talk about the experience in a way that made sense to anyone who had not gone through it. But this movie does.

    Of course, this is probably not a movie you're going to find at your local rental video store. It may be somewhere on the web, I didn't check, but it is available on Netflix.



    WARNING!

    There are images that can be very disturbing.

    Although this movie is not political in the least, there are also some truths being told about our way of life that can be disturbing to innocent people.



    I don't know if you can bookmark a thread here but if you can, I would love to hear what you thought after you watched it. Good or bad.
     
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    i bought it recenlty but haven't gotten around to viewing, your comments push it up to a position of "must do this weekend"
     
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    Just added to my Netflix and moved to position #1. Thank you for the recommendation.
     
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    It is a great documentary and a must watch for photographers. It was so good, I wrote an article on it on my blog so that other photographers could find it. He's an amazing man. You should also listen to his Ted conference talk online, it is great.
     
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    ann, Anne, make sure you have a box of tissue nearby. Not a happy film.

    But please post your feelings afterwards. I am looking at it from a special place and I would like to know what normal people think.
     
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    Fantastic film. It's required viewing for us here in University of Cincinnati photojournalism.


    Really eye opening, inspiring, and a serious reality check for a lot of people in the program.
     
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    Noted, sir!

    I will post my review as soon as I watch it. I am prior military and also ex-military spouse that comes from a very long lineage of veterans on both sides of the family.

    Also, one of my regular customers that comes into the studio where I work is a Navy vet who was a photojournalist (can't remember what the job description is in the Navy) told me I am wasting my talents for the company I work for *coughlifetouchcough* and has been very inspiring for me to venture out on my own.

    Sorry for the partial thread hijack!
     
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    No hijack felt. Lol.

    Anything that will take this thread back to the top of the pile is worth it it it helps make one more person watch the darn movie. Too few people have any idea what it really is to be a war photog. They have some kind of romantic idea of it but that is it.

    Can you get this friend of yours to comment? I bet it would be interesting.
     
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    Wow! Fooking great. Thanks for posting.
     
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    its also on youtube in a ten part break up
     
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    If you liked War Photographer than you have to watch Beyond Words: Photographers of War. Nachtwey is in that as well. Had a huge impact on me.

    Poynter.org - NPPA 2006 TV Photojournalism Winners

    *On the left menu select "Judge's Choice(GRAPHIC)" to watch the whole thing.
     
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    Thanks Hooligan. If I ever get the balls to, I will. As I said earlier, it is not an easy thing for me.
     

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