Beyond The Image is curated by Clara Bastid, Maira Nolasco, and Zack Taylor
Christian Frei, 2002, 96 min.
For War Photographer, which was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, Christian Frei followed James Nachtwey- one of the most famous war photographers in the world- for two years into the wars of Indonesia, Kosovo, and Palestine, as well as to other troubled areas around the globe. In War Photographer, special video micro-cameras are attached to Nachtwey's still camera. We hear every breath of the photographer and participate in the act of shooting images of war. And for the first time in the history of movies about photographers, this technique allows us the most intimate insight into the work of a concerned photojournalist.
Q&A with journalist Jimmie Briggs and co-curator Maira Nolasco
Jimmie Briggs is an award-winning journalist, author, and lecturer. A national magazine award finalist and recipient of honors from the Open Society Institute, National Association of Black Journalists, Alicia Patterson Foundation and Carter Center, among others. His book on child soldiers and war-affected children, "Innocents Lost: When Child Soldiers Go To War" won him accolades in 2005. Briggs has served as an adjunct professor of Investigative Journalism at The New School For Social Research and was a George A. Miller visiting professor in the department of African and African-American Studies at the University of Illinois: Champaign-Urbana. His next book is "The Wars Women Fight: Dispatches From A Father To His Daughter." He is also the executive director of the "Man Up" campaign, which partners with young men and women around the world to provide innovative training, resources, and support to stop violence against women and girls.
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