Images From the Archives of Photographer James Nachtwey

Photojournalist James Nachtwey ’70 has traveled the world documenting wars, natural disasters, and the human condition. The Hood Museum of Art has acquired his archive, which comprises more than half a million images, which Nachtwey hopes will help educate and inspire others. Here are just a few examples of his work. Read more about the archives and see a Q&A with Nachtwey about his work on Dartmouth News.

 

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James Nachtwey 9/11
New York, USA, 2001—Ground Zero after both towers had collapsed. (©James Nachtwey Archive, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth)
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Woman in burkha walking down bombed-out road
Kabul, Afghanistan, 1996—During the Afghan Civil War one-third of Kabul was totally destroyed by artillery and rocket fire. This picture of the central business district was made as the capital was being besieged by the Taliban. (©James Nachtwey Archive, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth)
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Woman in burkha in graveyard
Kabul, Afghanistan, 1996—A woman dressed in a traditional burkha mourns for her brother, who was killed in a Taliban rocket attack during the siege of Kabul. (©James Nachtwey Archive, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth)
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Profile of man with cut face
Gitarama, Rwanda, 1994—A man who had been held prisoner in a Hutu concentration camp had just been liberated by the advancing Tutsi guerrilla army. His face bore the scars of extreme mistreatment. (©James Nachtwey Archive, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth)
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Man getting ready to throw flame
Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina, 1993—During the civil war in Yugoslavia the city of Mostar became the scene of a bitter conflict between ethnic Croats and Bosnians. The fighting took place at close quarters—from house-to-house, room-to-room, neighbor against neighbor. (©James Nachtwey Archive, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth)