James Nachtwey, XDRTB on Burn magazine April 12, 2010Posted by bohdan.warchomij in : Aid, American Photographers, Disaster, Documentary , trackback
Struggle To Live
Burn Magazine continues on its innovative exploration of the net with a story by James Nachtwey on XDRTB (Extremely Drug Resistant Tuberculosis), a photo essay which was generated by a $100,000 TED Grant, and which has been critically explored in comments by readers of LENS, the New York Times Blog, and by Robert Godden from The Rights Exposure Project (see link).
What the discourse has done has been to draw attention to a terrible disease and at the same time to make photographers aware of their responsibilities to the victims of disease. It is not enough to just bear witness.