James Nachtwey

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Birthday
14, 1948
Birthplace
New York
Birth Sign
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Birthday
14, 1948 (age 71)
Birthplace
New York

About

The subject of a 2001, Oscar-nominated documentary titled War Photographer, this prominent photojournalist documented conflicts in Northern Ireland, the Middle East, the Soviet Union, South Africa, and other political hot spots.

Before Fame

During the late 1960s and early 1970s, he studied political science and art history at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. He began his career as a photographer for New Mexico's Albuquerque Journal.

Trivia

While traveling in a United States military vehicle during an assignment in Iraq, he was wounded by an insurgent's grenade.

Family Life

Born in Syracuse, New York, and raised in Massachusetts, he lived and worked in many locations throughout the world before settling in New York City.

Associated With

He received numerous honors, including the Dan David Prize and multiple Robert Capa Gold Medals.