Sad News

Tim Hetherington, a photographer whose work I like and admire, died yesterday while covering the war in Libya.

RIP, Tim.

Here  – on the New York Times’ Lens Blog – some fellow photographers remember Tim. I have not yet seen his documentary Restrepo but I read his book Infidel which he published along with the writer Sebastian Junger and I can recommend it very much. He also won the World Press Photo of the year in 2007:

(photo by Tim Hetherington)

And here is a little movie of his, called “Diary,” very stream-of-consciousness-y –

Update from April 23rd: Rob Haggart – from the blog A Photo Editor – interviewed Tim Hetherington shortly before his death here.

On a lighter note and still in the interview department, here on “A Photo Editor” is another excellent interview with photographer Dan Winters. Two nice quotes: “Honestly, I think the key (…) has been, treat every assignment as if it’s your first one, you know? I think there is a misconception, especially that students have and I really make a point when I speak at schools to talk about the fact that you never really arrive. You are always working towards something but you never stop. I think there is this crazy idea that you get somewhere and then everything is cool.”

“I was dying to get into the city, so I found a shit hole, we called it the hell-hole. It was this building on Lake Street and Hudson in TriBeCa, which at the time was like no man’s land. (…) There were three of us in this place, I had one room and my darkroom was in my room and I slept on a futon so I could fold it up and shoot. I’ll never forget opening my eyes when I woke up and looking at chemistry that’s on my shelf.”


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