"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 is possibly one of the most important war photographers of the last thirty years. His vivid black and white imagery from countries such as Afghanistan, Kosovo, Rwanda and India are extremely provocative. They show human suffering and conflict in a way that is not really presented by any other photographer. Shooting mainly with wide angle lenses, he gets himself into the thick of the conflict and this results in an energy and brutality that hits hard. There is not much I can say that cannot be seen through his images so head over to his website and check them out for yourselves.