‘Restrepo’ Director Is Killed in Libya

We are all in shock and deeply saddened by the news of the death of Tim Hetherington, film director and award-wining photographer. Our deepest thoughts go out to his family and his friends and to those of fellow journalist Chris Hondros who also died today in Libya.

Tim was an extraordinary man who we are so proud to have been able to work with. He was a brave, honourable and humble person.

He will be greatly missed as a filmmaker, photographer and humanitarian.

Tim Hetherington | Dogwoof Documentary and Film Distribution for Social Issue Films

Statement from the Hetherington Family
It is with great sadness we learned that our son and brother photographer and filmmaker Tim Hetherington was killed today in Misrata, Libya by a rocket-propelled grenade. Tim will be remembered for his amazing images and his Academy Award nominated documentary “Restrepo” which he co-produced with his friend Sebastian Junger. Tim was in Libya to continue his ongoing multimedia project to highlight humanitarian issues during time of war and conflict. He will be forever missed. - The Hetherington Family

Libya: British photographer killed in Misurata - Telegraph
RIP - the time you spent filming & photographing in the Korengal did a great service honouring those in the 173rd, who fought so hard and for those who died in the valley.

"He won the World Press Photo of the Year award for his coverage of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley, and released INFIDEL [Infidel: Amazon.co.uk: Tim Hetherington, Sebastian Junger: Books] a book of photos capturing the lives of the 173rd Airborne Combat Team, in 2010."

Hetherington lived and died matching Robert Capa's ideals,
"If your picture isn't good enough, you're not close enough."
In recent times the word media has become synonymous with copying and pasting sentences from twitter and message boards and providing instant and generally skewed 'news from telly to belly' 24 hours a day. This man would never stoop to such lows and obviously believed enough in his trade to report from some extremely hairy places. RIP, I am in shock but it was apparently an occupational hazard he was well aware of.

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