Death of a war photographer

War photographer Tim Hetherington was killed today in Libya. A mortar struck where he was working in the city of Misrata,

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His work in Afghanistan led to his creation of the 2010 Oscar-nominated documentary Restrepo.

“I try to keep myself out of the way and out danger,” he told PBS NewsHour in this 2010 interview.

“We do these young men an injustice in not fully documenting their reality,” Hetherington said.

  • Jim Shapiro

    Another highly intelligent, highly talented adrenalin junkie passes on. RIP.

  • Mara solberg

    I am sorry for his family and friends. And I am sad we have lost someone so commited and so motivated to his work. He did it for us so we understand the horrors of war, and for that I am deeply grateful. I wish everyone could come home.