Tim Hetherington

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.

Tim Hetherington: Long Story Bit by Bit

“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

Then read this interview with fellow photographer and friend, Michael Kamber

 

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