James Nachtwey to unveil global project[video:youtube:AGKZhNK_pHw] James Nachtwey recieved the 2007 TED Talks prize just over a year ago. You can see his acceptance speech in the video presentation above. At the end of his speech he said,
“Iâ€™m working on a story that the world needs to know about. I wish for you to help me break it, in a way that provides spectacular proof of the power of news photography in the digital age.â€ link
Tonight, he will unveil the project on seven continents; in London, New York, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Sydney, Toronto, Port Elizabeth in South Africa, Rio de Janeiro, Istanbul, Seou, Amsterdam, Milan, Zurich and at the Research Station of the British Antarctic Survey in Rothera.
Tonight Nachtwey will unveil the images of the disease he hopes to combat at a special screening at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City. His poignant images will be used to offer awareness about the worldwide spread of tuberculosis through a multimedia campaign on all seven continents, in 50 cities around the globe, and across the web. You can find out more information about screenings and the images at www.xdrtb.org. link
The British Journal of Photography blog adds that the Nachtwey images will appear at the National Theatre in London at 7.30pm tonight.