At the Newseum in Washington, D.C. Nachtwey discussed his experience and thoughts on the project. During his talk, you could hear the pain and empathy in his voice for the victims of this horrible addiction.
This is what you’re getting hit with every day when road tripping through remote parts of Indonesia. A country where extreme beauty and obscure chaos walk hand in hand to create this constant flow of uncommonness that we can’t help but come back to every time.
As months passed, I started to see London as a beautiful space of creativity and diversity; the complete opposite of where I am from. With this in mind, I wanted to create a selection of photographs that would highlight the beauty I see behind the lens.
Even after massive, on going, successful recovery efforts, what I saw when I got there was completely disheartening. I knew the storm was powerful, but the extent of its damage was more than I imagined.
By the time I’ve entered my third year in college, I have already photographed countless protests in Los Angeles. I’ve been to enough demonstrations to detect certain patterns — you meet the same people, hear the same chants, and see the same banners over and over again at every protest.