There is still an ache with the recent news of Tim Hetherington being killed in Libya. His photography is characterized by an understatement of dramatic and tragic events, by a quiet insistence: look, look, look again and do not forget, then look again and think, then look again and act. Hetherington’s was a vision informed by deep compassion, intelligence, and tenacity. In this video, he talks about Liberia and work that became a remarkable book, ‘Long Story Bit by Bit: Liberia retold’
Thank you, Mr. Hetherington.
“I’ve never seen myself as a war photographer. This is about narrative. I’m very open to any visual conceits and any possibilities at my disposal to better explain to people the ideas I’m exploring. I like art photography, I like still life, I like war photography. I like to include everything to weave a tapestry to explain to someone, ‘What happened?’” –Tim Hetherington