Topic: James Nachtwey

Chinese weight lifters training for the London 2012 Olympics
Photo Essay

The Gold Standard: James Nachtwey Photographs China’s Female Weight Lifters

China has developed some of the toughest women weightlifters in the world. TIME contract photographer James Nachtwey documented China’s team as they prepared for the 2012 Olympic games in London.

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James Nachtwey for TIME
Photo Essay

One Year Later at Minori-kai: James Nachtwey Returns to Japan

In a city on Japan’s northeast coast, at a care center for the mentally and physically disabled, discussions about rebuilding what last year’s tsunami destroyed are only just beginning.

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James Nachtwey for TIME
Photo Essay

Japan One Year Later: Photographs by James Nachtwey

James Nachtwey, who photographed Japan for TIME in the wake of last year’s earthquake, tsunami and triple nuclear meltdown, returns to observe the anniversary of the tragedy.

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James Nachtwey
Out There

Wim Wenders Presents the Dresden Peace Prize to James Nachtwey

On Feb. 11, James Nachtwey was awarded the Dresden International Peace Prize, an award given to those who go above and beyond to prevent violence. Oscar-nominated director Wim Wenders presented the prize.

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Closeup

TIME Picks the Top 10 Photos of 2011

2011 has been a year of iconoclasm: powerful orthodoxies were challenged, notorious villains slain and dictators came crashing down. Along the way, people took pictures. Here, the photographers behind TIME’s top 10 photos of the year share the back story behind their now iconic images.

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James Nachtwey for TIME
The Backstory

Afghanistan: The Photographs That Moved Them Most

On the 12th anniversary of the start of the war in Afghanistan, TIME asks 40 renowned photographers to reflect on their harrowing experiences covering the conflict—and to describe which of their own photographs moved them most.

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Courtesy of Aperture Books
Profile

Inside the Mind of a Master Photo Editor

As Aperture releases a new book that chronicles the New York Times Magazine’s iconic images over the last three decades, Kira Pollack reflects on the vision and influence of its longtime photo editor, Kathy Ryan.

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James Nachtwey for TIME
The Backstory

Revisiting 9/11: Unpublished Photos by James Nachtwey

For the first time in ten years, James Nachtwey returns to the 27 rolls of film that he shot on September 11, 2001 for TIME. While revisiting the negatives, he discovered compelling scenes, previously unpublished. Nachtwey reflects, in an interview with David Levi Strauss, on the immensity of the devastation and the heroism that he witnessed that day.

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James Nachtwey for TIME
Photo Essay

Thailand’s Drug Scourge: Photographs by James Nachtwey

TIME contract photographer James Nachtwey documents the rising drug trade in Thailand—and the controversial rehabilitation programs.

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James Nachtwey for TIME
The Backstory

Dispatch from Afghanistan: The Eyes of War

Flight medic Sgt. Billy Raines has witnessed more than his share of the grim consequences of war. But a recent casualty etched a mask of resignation and pity on his young face and transformed his eyes into laser beams of compassion. TIME contract photographer James Nachtwey reports from southern Afghanistan.

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