photo of James Nachtwey

James Nachtwey

Saving a Life in Haiti
Photographing Horrible Events


Photographer James Nachtwey begins his career in 1976 with a New Mexico newspaper. Moving to New York in 1980, he becomes a magazine photographer, working for Black Star, Magnum Photos and Time magazine. Nachtwey’s photographs include conflict and social issues in El Salvador, the Middle East, Somalia, Rwanda, South Africa and Bosnia.