Tim Hetherington

Tim Hetherington, Specialist Tad Donoho, Korengal Valley, Kunar Province, Afghanistan, 2008. Digital C-print.

Tm Hetherington, Nevalla, Korengal Valley, Kunar Province, Afghanistan, 2008. Digital C-print

Tim Hetherington, Untitled, Korengal Valley, Kunar Province, Afghanistan, 2008. Digital C-print

Tim Hetherington, Untitled, Korengal Valley, Kunar Province, Afghanistan, 2008. Digital C-print

Tim Hetherington, Untitled, Korengal Valley, Kunar Province, Afghanistan, 2008. Digital C-print

Tim Hetherington, Kelso, Korengal Valley, Kunar Province, Afghanistan, 2008. Digital C-print

Tim Hetherington, Alcantara, Korengal Valley, Kunar Province, Afghanistan, 2008. Digital C-print

Tim Hetherington, Lizama, Korengal Valley, Kunar Province, Afghanistan, 2008. Digital C-print

Upcoming exhibition at Yossi Milo Gallery, New York: Tim Hetherington.

Taken mostly from the center of political and social conflicts in West Africa and the Middle East, Tim Hetherington’s work focused on the experience of war from the perspective of the individual. Through his photographs, writing and films, Tim Hetherington gave us new ways to look at and think about human suffering. Tim was tragically killed on April 20, 2011, while photographing and filming in Libya.

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The West gallery will feature photographs from the series Infidel which are intimate portraits of American troops stationed in eastern Afghanistan’s Korengal Valley. Describing the photographs in Infidel, Hetherington said:

“It’s all about the men. I didn’t want to pretend this was a book about the war in Afghanistan. It was a conscious decision. My book comments on the experience of the soldier. It’s brotherhood. The flow of pictures is to introduce you to the Korengal Valley first and then to see the men in an intimate way…To get to know them and how they lived. Then you see them in combat in the traditional combat style. Finally, you see them as young men, sleeping.”

Hetherington took these photographs over one year in 2007-2008. His year in Afghanistan also became the basis for the documentary Restrepo, which he co-directed with Sebastian Junger. The film was awarded the Grand Jury Prize at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for an Academy Award in 2011 for Best Documentary Feature.

Images and excerpt courtesy Yossi Milo Gallery, New York.

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3 comments
  1. Great post today. I really enjoyed your photos very much. Thanks for sharing.

    Enjoy Photography?

    • vvv said:

      BLAPC: they are very amazing, intimate and profound.

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