Wim Wenders on James Nachtwey

Burn Magazine prints a long speech by Wim Wenders on the photography of James Nachtwey, made at the award to Nachtwey of the third Dresden International Peace Prize at the Semper Opera House in Dresden, Germany on 11 Feb 2012 .

It’s an interesting eulogy, and one in which Wenders backs up his arguments with a detailed look at three images by Nachtwey.

Wenders as well as being an internationally renowned director for his films including Paris, Texas (1984) and Buena Vista Social Club (1999) and, nominated for this year’s Oscars, Pina (2010), is also something of a photographer himself, as you can see from his Places, strange and quiet which was shown in London last year. 

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