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03-13-2018, 05:20 PM - 3 Likes   #1
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James Nachtwey's latest for Time

A hero of mine turns his attention to home rather than Sudan, Iraq, etc ...

See Inside the Worst Opioid Addiction Crisis in U.S. History | Time

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That's pretty grim.
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Thanks for starting this thread. I can't think of anywhere that the horror show of addiction isn't playing right now and I hope that Nachtwey's photo essay inspires people to make a difference in their own communities instead of throwing their hands up. I think the photos wouldn't have had the same impact without the words accompanying them and vice-versa. Combined, the words and the photos make a powerful message. Fascinating (to me, at least).
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You know it is out there, but, this really brought it home.

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I'm glad it's resonating with some people, no matter how awful. There is a version of this playing out to some extent in Australia, even if the impact of ice has been getting the headlines.

By looking at a Nachtwey 'moment' you can see a great deal straight away that a paragraph may not quite convey.

He copped a grenade in Iraq, so obviously going that bit extra to get the photo means a lot to him. From the pro's point of view, he obviously has a lot of support from Time's art directors who throw work his way as a contractor.

You see what a great photojournalist does and it really puts our hobby back into perspective as being an important artform, a good tonic to reading another post about someone who's going to jump brands because they say there's no lens on their shelf that can take the pictures they want of their cat or flower.

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Nice article, thanks for sharing.

I found that its the text that helps add weight to the photos.
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It's masterful from a photographic standpoint, and deeply disturbing from a human one.
Thanks for sharing, it really hits home.
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Very impressive, both the words and the images. After a long day of work I tend to avoid looking at such grim subjects but this report captured me. Masterful to present those depressing subjects technically perfect and most of all in a humane way, even with a hint of hope.

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