Friday, April 19, 2013


in lieu of the horrible events that have occurred in boston, afghanistan, texas and syria this past week, my film friday post is about war. specifically about one man's journey to show us the realities of war so that we may see our insanity and stop hurting each other. the war photographer is an incredible film. it is an accurate portrayal of one the world's best photojournalists, james nachtwey. he is a dear friend of mine, and as far as i'm concerned, one of the most powerful forces in the anti-war movement. his photos expose the true nature of war, it's randomness, it's devastation and the costs in terms of pain, suffering and exploitation of innocent victims. it is a fascinating documentary, and watching james nachtwey navigate war-torn situations with such calm and focus, sets an example of how we can all face this evil with the assurance of a master. "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.

i am praying for the victims of these horrific bombings in boston and praying for the perpetrators who have caused such damage. and as saddened as i am that this has happened, i am grateful every time i see one of james nachtwey's photos, that someone is still out there fighting the good fight. may we all learn that war is not the answer. to any of our conflicts. war is never the answer.   all photos: james nachtwey

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