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Witness to History: James Nachtwey—Afghanistan, Ground Zero, Iraq


September 11, 2015 - December 14, 2015

On September 11, 2001, award-winning photojournalist James Nachtwey stood with his camera a short distance from New York City's crumbling Twin Towers. His photographs are among the most iconic and compelling visual accounts we have of that day. Many of those images, along with pictures taken in Afghanistan before and after 9/11 and in Iraq afterward are the focus of Witness to History. The exhibition will reveal war's tragic effect on combatants and civilians, and includes highly personal images of American soldiers and their families, as well as photographs of Iraqi civilians and their families. The Currier worked directly with Nachtwey to acquire many of the photographs in the exhibition. 

Witness to History: James Nachtwey—Afghanistan, Ground Zero, Iraq is sponsored by The Botnick Family Foundation, M. Christine Dwyer & Michael Huxtable, Dorothea & David Jensen, John F. Swope, Nike & David Speltz, Camera Commons LLC, Eleanor Briggs, Next Step Bionics & Prosthetics, Peg & Tom Gaillard, and the David & Kathleen Murray Charitable Fund of NHCF.

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Image Credit:
James Nachtwey, Afghanistan, 1996 (printed 2014), digital chromogenic print, Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, New Hampshire. Museum Purchase: The Henry Melville Fuller Acquisition Fund, 2014.22.1. James Nachtwey.