James Nachtwey’s TEDPrize Wish

September 30 2008, 1 Comments

i came across this on APE. renowned war photo journalist James Nachtwey won the 2007 TEDPrize. along with being presented with the award he received $100,000 and a wish. a wish to change the world. Nachtwey’s wish: There’s a vital story that needs to be told. I wish for TED to help me gain access to it and then help me come up with innovative and exciting ways to use news photography in the digital era. on October 3rd, 2008, he will reveal his wish to the world.

i recognize James Nachtwey from his work in Darfur. i had bought a book on Darfur for a friend’s birthday last year, and his images are almost 50% of the book. his images are stunningly beautiful. his subjects are the wartorn, neglected people of the world. a hard thing to swallow sometimes. if you have never seen his images, check him out. “I have been a witness, and these pictures are my testimony. The events I have recorded should not be forgotten and must not be repeated.” – James Nachtwey

TED, which stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design, is an annual conference that brings people of those industries together. top thinkers and doers around the world present their new ideas. for all of you who have an iPhone or a iPod Touch, the inventor of multi-touch, Jeff Han, presented his revolutionary touch screen at TED.

if you have a couple of minutes, watch James Nachtwey’s TEDPrize Wish speech. I’m super excited to see the story he and TED are bringing to light.

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