Friday, April 06, 2007

James Nacthwey - 2007 TED Award

This isn’t a photography post specifically but it does speak to photography and the impact photography can have. For all the people that think images have no impact read on.

Every year there is 4 day conference called TED held in Monterey, CA. It brings leaders from around the world to discuss ideas in technology, entertainment and design. It’s a great concept and I hope that I can participate at some point in my life. Each speaker gets 15 minutes to speak and there have been a wide range of speakers over the years.

James Nacthwey was a recipient of a 2007 TED Award, and like many others with ties to photography he is a personal hero of mine. For those of you that know me you know what that means. For those of you that don’t, I don’t use that word lightly.

I had the chance to see Mr. Nacthwey talk in Pasadena last year. He was unassuming, quiet and was very willing to answer questions of anyone that had them. This video is well worth watching. He’s seen the worst of humanity and made images that have made a difference.

You can also check out Phil Borges if you scroll down to the January 9th, 2007 downloads for another photographer using his images and talent to make a difference.

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