James Nachtwey is an American photojournalist and war photographer. Natchtwey is an award winning photographer that has covered the most horrific stories told today. The assignments that were given to him, have taken him all over the world. Nachtwey has documented history from the violence of the Iraq war to the AIDS in Cambodia and Thailand. Natchtweys started his career in my home town Albuquerque where he was a newspaper photographer in 1976 for the Albuquerque Journal.
In 1994 James Nachtwey worked for Time magazine were he witnessed the devastating effects of the Rwanda. Nachtwey took a picture of a survivor from a hutu death camp which he named “SCARRED”. This is a picture of a man who had just got released from a hutu death camp were they were being starved, beaten, abused and some were killed. I fill that Nachtweys work is amazing, he does a great job catching the emotion and filling of his surroundings so it makes you fill like you are there in the photo.