Thursday, April 25, 2013

Here I am: The story of Tim Hetherington, war photographer by Alan Huffman

Cover of Here I Am: The Story of Tim Hetherington, War Photographer

Tim Hetherington (1970-2011) was one of the world’s most distinguished and dedicated photojournalists, whose career was tragically cut short when he died in a mortar blast while covering the Libyan Civil War. from cover

From the book:
"War photographers hit their stride during World War II, and by then most had their own agendas-to share the drama with the public. Among the first well-known war photographers was Robert Capa, who covered the Spanish Civil War, World War II, and the First Indochina War, where in 1954 he was killed by a landmine. The role of war photographers became pivotal during the Vietnam War, when photographers such as Burrows-another Brit who, like Capa and Hetherington, died at war brought home powerful images that not only entertained the public but illustrated precisely and on an intimate level what was at stake in war."

Hethington is best known for Restrepo, a documentary film about the Afghanistan War he codirected with Sebastian Junger. Find in 796.92 HUFFM

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