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    Thursday, July 24, 2008

    James Nachtwey in Malaysia 2003..

    I was invited quite a while back in 2003,to attend a talk given by world renown Photographer James Nachtwey (http://www.jamesnachtwey.com)..the event was sponsored by Canon Marketing Malaysia..Back then I was still working in the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia as the chief Photographer there..It was my first time attending any kinda of talk of this nature and I must say I was definitely excited to listen to the talk as it was definitely a dream of mine since ever being interested in photography to truly meet a renown photographer whose works have appeared on various cover shots of famous magazines like National Geographic,Times etc...during the talk James showed us a documentary on his Photography and challenges he faces just to capture an image..In the video there was one particular scene in Palestine where his Video Cameraman gets shot and finally succumbs to the wounds received...that really moved me..I knew then when I saw that video that this definitely is where I would draw the line where my Photography career is concerned..its not all rosy and beautiful in the real world of Photojournalism...nevertheless going to that talk definitely inspired me to better my work and shooting techniques...I was very fortunate to have also have my work selected amongst photographers who had submitted their work that afternoon for James to comment on..this is roughly what I remembered him saying...

    "..this young man manages to take each subject that is in front of him look interesting!,
    (commented during a workshop hosted by Canon Malaysia in Mandarin Oriental,Kuala Lumpur)"
    by, James Nacthwey -Time Magazine Photographer & Nominee for Academy Awards for War Photojournalism Documentary


    Here's some of the pics from that day...the two shots I accompanied are pictures of President of Turkey,Mr.Erdogan and Toh Puan Suhaila..
    In their own world
    Here's a pic of him signing my EF Lens Work III book..


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