Dresde, Prix de la Paix
Le primé James Nachtwey se décrit comme «anti-photographe de guerre © Michel Puech
On Friday, December 2, La Lettre learned (through his agent, Alain Mingan) that the American photographer, James Nachtwey, will receive this year’s Dresden Award. The 25,000€ prize was first awarded in 2010 to Mikhail Gorbachev, for his role in nuclear disarmament. Last year’s recipient was the musician and artistic director, Daniel Barenboim.
The Dresden Award, bestowed by the German city demolished during WWII, honors individuals who work for world peace. James Nachtwey, 63, is considered an anti-war photographer. Since his Vietnam photographs in the 1970s, Nachtwey has strived to show the horror of the wars he has covered across the world.
Since 1984, Nachtwey has lived in New York. Most of his work appears in Time magazine. He as received several prizes, including the World Press Photo award.
The Dresden Award will be given February 11, 2012, during a ceremony at the Semperoper opera house, organized by the Friends of Dresden.