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James Nachtwey honored at the US Capitol tonight

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TEDsters in the Washington, DC, area may wish to attend a congressional reception tonight honoring photographer James Nachtwey, on Thursday, June 4, at the US Capitol. James Nachtwey’s TED Prize wish, in 2007, asked the world to help him share images of XDR-TB, a scary and underreported new strain of tuberculosis. The reception tonight is []

James Nachtwey speaks in Rio to mark World TB Day

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Photographer James Nachtwey, whose TED Prize wish was to raise awareness of TB and the mutant strain XDRTB, will speak in Rio de Janeiro today to mark World TB Day. The Stop TB Partnership is twittering live from the meeting, and it’s being webcast live, with yesterday’s sessions available for viewing as well. See James []

YouTube takeover: James Nachtwey's video playlist

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From the TED Prize blog: Today, James Nachtwey is the guest editor of the YouTube homepage. Along with the video of his photographs of XDR-TB and a special message from James to YouTube users, James has “selected compelling examples from other YouTube users that exhibit the power of film to relate a story and spread []

To stop XDR-TB, cure TB. To stop TB, cure poverty.

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A powerful idea from the unveiling of James Nachtwey’s photos of the XDR-TB epidemic on Friday night in New York City: During the Q&A session with some TB experts and activists, an audience member asked: “We’re talking about XDR-TB, but what about regular TB? What are we doing to cure that?” Dr. Marcos Espinal of []

Trouble hitting SIGN on XDRTB.org?

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We’ve heard from some users (and thank you, those who wrote in!) that the SIGN button on the XDRTB.org home page is not working. If you clicked on SIGN and nothing happened, you can try turning off your pop-up blocker, or use this direct link: SIGN >> to sign the petition and tell world leaders []

See the XDRTB.org photographs in LA today and this week

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All around Los Angeles this week, Phantom Galleries LA has arranged screenings of James Nachtwey’s photographs of the XDR-TB epidemic. Here’s the full schedule, starting with two showings today, October 5, in downtown LA and in Long Beach: Sunday, October 5, 2008: Elevate Film Festival Nokia Theater at LA Live Downtown Los Angeles 2pm-8pm University []

James Nachtwey's wish and video in Portuguese

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Marconi Pereira, who blogs in Portuguese at BLOG OM — Orientação Mediúnica, has captioned James Nachtwey’s TEDTalk in Portuguese. This TEDTalk includes the full XDR-TB slideshow, as well as inspiring excerpts from James’ original TED Prize acceptance speech, where he talks about what drives him to make change through photography. Many, many thanks, Marconi! To []

Obama and McCain make statements on TB

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Spurred by James Nachtwey’s powerful photographs and RESULTS.org, the two major US presidential candidates, John McCain and Barack Obama, released statements yesterday detailing their plans for fighting TB. From John McCain’s statement: As President, I will ensure that treatment and prevention programs are funded at levels befitting a wealthy and great nation. I will have []

James Nachtwey's photos projected around the world: pics!

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The Flickr set James Nachtwey Projections 2008 collects photos from last night’s worldwide photo event — projecting James Nachtwey’s powerful photos of XDR-TB in cities on all 7 continents. Nachtwey’s photos of the growing XDR-TB epidemic, a deadly new mutation of tuberculosis, are meant to raise awareness of this disease. Because awareness is precisely what []

Bloggers: Help break James Nachtwey's story on Oct. 3

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Photographer James Nachtwey will be breaking a big story on October 3 — using his powerful photographs to share a vital story that the world needs to know about. You can be part of the breaking news by adding a badge to your site. Let your readers know that — starting October 3 — these []

Prototype: Scope, a camera for kids

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Inspired by James Nachtwey’s TED Prize wish, designer Bas Groenendaal shares this prototype camera with TED. The Scope camera has a fresh look and a singular purpose, he says: to be used as a therapeutic instrument for underprivileged children, e.g. children living in (former) warzones. Children can take photographs and self-portraits in order to rediscover []

2007 TED Prize winner James Nachtwey

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Accepting his 2007 TED Prize, James Nachtwey talks about his decades as a photojournalist. A slideshow of his photos, beginning in 1981 in Northern Ireland, reveals two parallel themes in his work. First, as he says: “The frontlines of contemporary wars are right where people live.” Street violence, famine, disease: he has photographed all these []

TED2007: Day two wrap-up

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Quotes of the day: Former US president Bill Clinton, TEDprize 2007 winner: "Help me in creating a better future for Rwanda by assisting my foundation, in partnership with the Rwandan government, to build a sustainable, high quality rural health system for the whole country, that can then be a model for other countries. We have []