‘Restrepo’ Director Is Killed in Libya

Discussion in 'Syria, Mali, Libya, Middle East & North Africa' started by singha61, Apr 20, 2011.

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  1. 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

  2. RIP to a talented man

    God Bless
  3. great shame. extraordinary talent
  4. RIP Tim :(

    RIP Chris :(
  5. Just read this a minute ago and was really quite shocked.

    A top bloke and will surely be missed by many.
  6. 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
  7. 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."
  8. Generally don't have much the media. This man was one of the exceptions. A brave man who will be missed. RIP.
  9. 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.
  10. What a sad day. I saw his Infidel collection, truly raw and moving. He will be sadly missed.
  11. Will this have a negative impact on the supply of pictures for the African Infantryman of the Year thread?
  12. More like him needed
  13. I saw his film Restrepo.He was clearly very talented,and at the top of his game.A brave man.RIP
  14. Via C.J Chivers excellent blog out of Libya, a suitable tribute.