James Nachtwey
June 29 - September 3, 2022

Installation view. James Nachtwey, 2022, Gowen

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Article: Laura Gowen accueille le photographe James Nachtwey, Bilan, by Etienne Dumont, 01.07.2022 (FR)
Article: Les photographies de James Nachtwey exposées à Genève, Le Temps, by Fanny Scuderi, 08.07.2022 (FR)

Since 1981, James Nachtwey has dedicated his career to documenting wars, conflicts and critical social issues across the globe, including most recently the invasion of Ukraine. This inaugural solo exhibition brings to the fore a selection of his historical photographs. These iconic images from the 1980s onward serve both as a collective memory and as a meditative journey into the human soul.

Deeply engaged with the profession of journalism and humanitarian causes, Nachtwey has gained critical acclaim for his contribution to art and is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards. He has received the Princess of Asturias Award and has been awarded the Robert Capa Gold Medal five times. His photographs are included in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Bibliothèque nationale de France, the Pompidou Center and the Getty Museum. Nachtwey has had solo exhibitions worldwide, including the International Center of Photography in New York, Maison Européenne de la Photographie in Paris, Palazzo Reale in Milan, El Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid, Foam Fotografiemuseum in Amsterdam, Fotografiska in Stockholm, New York (currently on view) and Tallinn.

A portfolio of James Nachtwey’s photographs from Ukraine has been recently published by The New Yorker, May 9, 2022, pages 26 - 47.

In light of the evolving humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, Mr. Nachtwey will donate 50% of his share of the proceeds from the exhibition to the Ukrainian Red Cross and to MSF.