War Photographer is director Christian Frei's 2001 film that followed photojournalist James Nachtwey.
Natchtwey started work as a newspaper photographer in New Mexico in
1976 and in 1980, he moved to New York to begin a career as a freelance
magazine photographer. His first foreign assignment was to cover civil
strife in Northern Ireland in 1981 during the IRA hunger strike. Since
then, Nachtwey has devoted himself to documenting wars, conflicts and
critical social issues. He has worked on extensive photographic essays
in El Salvador, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Lebanon, the West Bank and Gaza,
Israel, Indonesia, Thailand, India, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, the
Philippines, South Korea, Somalia, Sudan, Rwanda, South Africa, Russia,
Bosnia, Chechnya, Kosovo, Romania, Brazil and the United States.
The film received an Academy Award Nomination for "Best Documentary Feature" and won twelve International Filmfestivals.