Member Movie Night
War Photographer - James Nachtwey | Friday, May 26 at 7pm | This screening is open to both active DCP members and the public thanks to our Member Advisory Group.
There are some amazing documentaries out there about photographers shooting every specialty from fashion to war. This is a chance to get together with other local photographers, watch a great movie and have a lively discussion. We have a nice new HD projector, solid sound, and the gallery setting is ideal for watching movies about pictures!
We’ll have an open discussion about the film, the photographer, and their work. This is about fun and community.
We have a long list of titles we plan to show, but if you know of one you’d like us to include, please let us know through the Contact page.
For over 20 years, photojournalist James Nachtwey has been visiting war-torn countries such as Kosovo and Rwanda, capturing the destruction on film. While merely an observer, he still feels the immediate effects of the ravaged lands. The stark images are contrasted by Nachtwey’s calm reserve as he fends off accusations of exploiting tragedy. Director Christian Frei attaches a small video camera to Nachtwey’s still camera for a bird’s-eye view of destruction, pain, and ultimately, hope.
Join us and our Members Advisory Group on Friday, May 26 at 7pm in DCP gallery for a free viewing of War Photographer, a documentary film by director Christian Frei. The film follows award-winning TIME Magazine photojournalist James Nachtwey for two years in hot spots including Kosovo, the West Bank, and Indonesia. This screening is free and open to both active DCP members and the public, but make sure to RSVP to save your seat!
War Photographer is shot partially through a special micro-camera attached to Nachtwey’s still camera giving the viewer a direct look at what he sees while shooting. The viewer hears every breath of the photographer and participates in the act of shooting war photos giving the most intimate insight into the work of a concerned photojournalist.
Nachtwey has been a contract photographer with TIME Magazine since 1984 and has devoted himself to documenting wars, conflicts, and critical social issues around the world. War Photographer won a 2003 Peabody Award and was nominated both for an Academy Award in 2002 and an Emmy Award in 2004.