2 December 2008


BLAB Pictures is about Pictures. And photography. And kit. The aim is to pass on tips and tricks, discuss things we find interesting and generally have a natter about anything photo related. 
This post fits into the pictures category. 
A little while ago, the story of XDRTB broke globally. For those interested in photography, the name James Nachtwey should need no introduction. For those that don't know who he is, wikipedia is your friend! In short, he has been photographing wars for years. He is one of the greatest photojournalists currently working and has won the Robert Capa Gold medal five times.
His story on XDRTB was funded by TED. TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) began in 1984 as a conference bringing together people who work in these fields, most especially, influential people in these fields. People who may actually change the world, or who have something interesting to say. 
As one of the foremost photojournalists of his generation, James Nachtwey was granted his "TED wish" to tell a story of his choosing. He choose XDRTB - Extremely Drug Resistant Tuberculosis. Not surprisingly, he choose photography to tell this story. 
In the last few years, there has been a shift in the way photo stories are presented. It used to be the glossy Sunday supplement, now it's the web and new media. The images from the project are presented in this way and are well worth looking at

!WARNING! Some images may cause distress. 


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