Tuesday, September 30, 2008

TED Winner

"The TED Prize was created as a way of taking the inspiration, ideas and resources that are generated at TED and using them to make a difference. Although the winners receive a prize of $100,000 each, that's the least of what they get. The real prize is that they are granted a WISH. A wish to change the world."

 

James Nachtwey, an acclaimed photojournalist, was one of three winners of the TED Prize in 2007. His wish was this:

I’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.

 

On October 3rd his wish will come true. His story will be shown all over the world, as well as featured in an 8-page spread in Time Magazine to be released on the same day. I don't know about you, but I'm excited to hear what he has to say.

If you are interested in seeing his TED Prize wish video check it out:

 

Also check out his website to see some more stunning and impactful photographs.

4 comments:

melissa said...

I want to see what he has in store too, after visiting his site and realizing what he photographs. Pictures can truly, deeply impact the way people see the rest of the world. Good for him.

TomboCheck said...

Melissa - You hit the nail on the head there! Pictures give us a sense of situations and places that no other media can.

I didn't link to it, but you should check out the VII Photo site, which has some photo-journalist style stories from him and 8 or 9 others. Good stuff!

melissa said...

GREAT site!

TomboCheck said...

Glad you dig. :)