As much as I'd like to talk about the latest live music I've seen, my current obsession over the book I'm reading, or the puppy I pet this morning, there are more important issues at hand. The bodies of 30 troops that were killed when their helicopter was shot down have landed in the U.S. today. The loss of the 30 troops has been the deadliest single incident for American forces in the decade-long Afghan War. A dear friend has been strongly affected by the loss of a loved one, and we are sending her lots of love.We're always discussing inspiring photographers at the studio. James Nachtwey has traveled to Afghanistan, Bosnia, Rwanda, India and Israel shooting pictures of war, conflict and famine, depicted in his documentary, War Photographer. As a witness, he believes that his pictures are his testimony; the events he has recorded should not be forgotten and must not be repeated.
"It's more difficult to get publications to focus on issues that are more critical, that do not provide people with as escape from reality but attempt to get them deeper into reality. To be concerned about something much greater than themselves. And I think people are concerned. I think quite often, publishers don't give their audience enough credit for that. In fact, at the end of the day, I believe people do want to know when there's some major tragedy going on; when there's some unacceptable situation happening in this world. And they want something done about it. That's what I believe. We must look at it. We're required to look at it. We're requited to do what we can about it. If we don't, who will?" -James Nachtwey