War Photographer
War Photographer (2001)

Christian Frei's documentary War Photographer follows acclaimed photojournalist James Nachtwey as he finds stories in some of the most desolate locations on the planet. The distinctive look of the film is achieved because Frei mounted a… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 2001
DVD Release Date: November 25, 2003
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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle

This film is an act of spiritual faith -- an eloquent, deeply felt meditation on the nature of compassion.

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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture

Nachtwey clears the cynicism right out of you. He makes you realize that deep inside righteousness can be found a tough beauty.

Ryan Cracknell
Apollo Guide

Photographs tell stories, and in this case, they tell more than shots of guys looking for photos.

William Snyder
Dallas Morning News

It's as close as we'll ever come to looking through a photographer's viewfinder as he works.

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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter

Frei provides a keenly observed, amply illustrated portrait of the man and his not exactly comfy chosen profession.

David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

[There are] moments of breathtaking visual splendor...

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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

Watching War Photographer, you come to believe that Nachtwey hates the wars he shows and empathizes with the victims he reveals.

John Anderson

What [Frei] gives us ... is a man who uses the damage of war -- far more often than the warfare itself -- to create the kind of art shots that fill gallery shows.

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

War Photographer is a powerful documentary about a gifted and idealistic peace maker in a world torn by conflict, pain and suffering.

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"War Photographer" is an intense, sometimes overwhelming, documentary about James Nachtwey, a noted photographer who specializes in conflict zones… More

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