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Unpublished 9/11 Film Photographs by James Nachtwey

Remembering the Septermber 11 terrorist attacks, photographer James Nachtwey revisits his rolls of film and shares unpublished photographs he snapped during that fateful day.

Screenshot via lightbox.time.com

James Nachtwey is a photojournalist and a war photographer. He has photographed armed conflicts, war, social and socio-political issues, and famine. He has documented these issues from all over the world. From the United States and Latin America, to Eastern Europe, South Africa, the Middle East, Russia, and the former Soviet Union.

He recalls the events that took place on that day, September 11, ten years ago. He braved into the scene, just as everyone else was running away from it, he rushed towards it to get a good spot for taking pictures only realizing later on that he was also putting his life in danger. He managed to get out of peril and spent the rest of the day doing his job, photographing and documenting the scene.

That time, he had not yet switched to digital. He had 28 rolls of film with him but only used 27 of them. one roll was given to a fellow photographer. The photos he took were published at Time.com and recently, he has revisited his 27 contact sheets from ten years ago and shares to us, never before seen images that are stunning and horrid.

For more information on James Nachtwey, visit his website.

written by nyebe

16 comments

  1. slumbrnghok

    slumbrnghok

    Incredible pictures.

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  2. timesvelocity

    timesvelocity

    he is not a war photographer. he regards himself as an ANTI-war photographer.
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  3. wonderdude

    wonderdude

    Wow!

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  4. ncsphotography

    ncsphotography

    Stunning photos, have seem some before, nice to see the new ones though.
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  5. realisticdreamer

    realisticdreamer

    What beautiful photos though containing a tragic event.

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  6. christofferfoto_com

    just stunning and beautiful images, although in a tragic setting.

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  7. davidpowell

    davidpowell

    These pictures are absolutely incredible. Really powerful stuff.

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  8. feelux

    feelux

    Amazing stuff.

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  9. waspmeat

    waspmeat

    your commitment to light, and the environment is outstanding. ktf
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  10. cwyeung

    cwyeung

    We never forget this day...

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  11. geekgoddesskilobyte

    geekgoddesskilobyte

    Wow. Incredible photographs. <3

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  12. lomoddictive

    lomoddictive

    They're like scenes from a movie.. Good job :)
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  13. sc-ting

    sc-ting

    i am speechless!

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  14. reneefee

    reneefee

    These photos are amazing

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  15. nicx

    nicx

    wow

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  16. ehmahh

    ehmahh

    omg wow is all i can say. it was a sad and shocking day!

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