James Nachtwey’s TED Prize talk in 2007 was one of the most inspirational I’ve seen. The wish he expressed at the end of his talk — “I’m working on a story that the world needs to know about. I wish for you to help me break it, in a way that provides spectacular proof of the power of news photography in the digital age.” — has been fulfilled, as he unleashes a campaign to draw attention to, and support for efforts to end, XDR-TB (Extreme Drug Resistant Tuberculosis), a new scourge.

From the campaign’s press release: “The story will be spread via an eight-page spread in TIME magazine, a gathering of global activists and leaders, and outdoor screenings around the world and across the Internet in an effort to raise awareness about the disease.”

Embedding this video, and spreading these links, is one of the small ways I can help.

(The original slideshow is at XDRTB.org: you really should visit the site and find out how to get involved.)


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