Joi Ito's Web

Joi Ito's conversation with the living web.

The photographs

I thought you should see these photographs. They're both powerful and moving. They highlight the awful disease XDR -TB, a new and deadly form of tuberculosis that is threatening to become a global pandemic.

By viewing and passing on this link we can help to spread awareness, which is the first step to halting the disease. XDRTB.ORG (

(As background, the photographs were taken by leading photojournalist James Nachtwey and were 'unveiled' on October 3rd, 2008 in more than 50 cities on seven continents as a deliberate attempt to highlight this new danger faced by the world.)

I first learned about drug resistant TB when I read Mountains Beyond Mountains by Paul Farmer. (Thanks for giving me that book Reid.)

These photos add another level of reality to the story that Doctor Farmer tells and also reminds me that I really haven't done anything about it.

If you don't know about XDR - TB, watch this slideshow and visit the site.

Via Jim via TED

As an amateur photographer I found the following talk by James Natchwey very powerful.

TED talk by James Nachtwey