T E D which stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design started out as a conference in 1984 but has grown with one mission in mind, and that is tospread ideas.

“The TED Prize was created as a way of taking the inspiration, ideas and resources that are generated at TED and using them to make a difference. Although the winners receive a prize of $100,000 each, that’s the least of what they get. The real prize is that they are granted a WISH. A wish to change the world. ”

Which brings me to James Nachtwey, the winner of the 2007 TED award. 

“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.”  James Nachtwey is preparing to reveal his photographs, which highlight a shocking and underreported global crisis. Over the past 18 months, the TED community have been working with James to gain access to locations he wished to photograph, and to prepare spectacular plans for unveiling these pictures.

I will post the url for the images when it is announced.

For more on what James has done in the past, check out this link:  http://www.tedprize.org/nachtwey/aboutjames.html

For more on the TED award, check this link  out:  http://www.tedprize.org/