1) James Nachtwey is a veteran photographer who has documented wars in several parts of the world. What similarities and differences does he establish between his wartime experiences and his photographing of the collapse of the World Trade Center? In paragraph 8 Nachtwey explains that “the place was filled with firemen and rescue workers and police, and I was not needed to play that role. I realized that very clearly and therefore went about doing my job.” What do you think the role of a photographer should be during a time of war or in a crisis situation?
2) In paragraph 17, Nachtwey announces that he found it “very gratifying” to know that there were 600,000 visits to his photo essay on the Time web site. “The fact that people are turning to the internet instead of television is significant. This is sort of a test case of mass appeal.” An argumentative response -or challenge – the assertion that the events of September 11 caused a shift in the ways we receive information and the sources of that information.