Individuals at War
In war there is room for beauty, boredom, and weddings.
Tim Hetherington’s pictures of people conducting life during wartime—of sleeping soldiers and women carrying bombs—magnificently put the individual first, context second.
Next month, Yossi Milo Gallery will present the first major exhibition of Hetherington’s photographs.
From their statement: "Tim Hetherington photographed the experience of war from the perspective of the individual, mostly in West Africa and the Middle East. His film Restrepo, which he co-directed with Sebastian Junger about a platoon of soldiers in Afghanistan, 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. 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 covering the conflict in Libya."
Born in 1970 in Liverpool, Tim Hetherington studied literature at Oxford University, and photojournalism at Cardiff University.