Distinguished GRID Fellow, James Nachtwey, wins Spain's Princess of Asturias communications and humanities prize.


Famed US photographer James Nachtwey is the second Distinguished GRID Fellow to win this award--the first one being Martha Nussbaum. Eight Asturias prizes are presented each fall in Oviedo with a 50,000 euro award. This is the first time a photographer receives the award. 



"I have been a witness, and these pictures are my testimony. The events I have recorded should not be forgotten and must not be repeated." - James Nachtwey

Distinguished GRID Fellows James Nachtwey was one of the speakers for the Spring 2014 GRID Seminar: Times of Crisis. GRID hosted Nachtwey and other scholars, Denis Goldberg, John Berger, Noam Chomsky, Amy Goodman, Nancy Fraser, Jennifer Klugman, and Angela Davis to debate the struggles of social change, the place for dignity in social justice, and formulate change as a multidimensional, fertile, and tense dialogue between issues of class, race, sexuality, gender, ethnicity, language, legality, etc. 

Born in Syracuse, NY, James Nachtwey grew up in Massachusetts and came to Dartmouth to study Art History and Political Science. He recounts the images from the American Civil Rights movement and the Vietnam War as an inspiration that led him to photography. Nachtwey began his career as a photographer in New Mexico and later moved to New York in 1980. Beginning with the conflict in Northern Ireland in 1981, Nachtwey has photographed wars, refugee camps, and natural disaster sites. He has dedicated his four decade career to making these places and people visible and is now one of the most revered photojournalists in the world.

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