War Photographer Discussion Questions
Watch the documentary War Photographer: James Nachtwey: Here (Links to an external site.)
Just a heads up, there are graphic scenes of death and violence in the documentary
Complete the following discussion questions: BISMCS 343 Nachtwey War Photographer Questions.docx
Your answers can be in 1-2 sentence bullet points.
James Nachtwey – War Photographer Discussion Questions
In your respective teams today, please discuss and answer the following questions from the film War Photographer:
- Does James Nachtwey have a reason for photographing war? Does he have a purpose or mission behind his work? How does this compare with the Reuters video cameraman?
- What is your reaction to watching the real-time footage of James Natchtwey at work photographing? How is it different from others in his field, how does it translate in his images?
- What is your opinion of the media landscape today? Specifically the public’s appetite for serious in-depth news as well as the commitment of news organizations to cover it.
- As a journalist, writer, photographer, videographer what are the ethical boundaries covering war, atrocity, abject poverty? Are there lines that must be drawn? If so, what are they?