Tim Hetherington’s photographs of war: – a truly outstanding photo journalist. I have no idea whether he saw himself as an anti-war activist or anything other than a photographer and documenter but his photographs, as seen in these two below, speak to the horrific truth of the nature of war and its impact on soldiers and civilians.
Careful not to be pigeonholed as a photographer or a film-maker, Hetherington worked across different, mixed visual media. His interest lay in creating diverse forms of visual communication and his work ranged from multi-screen installations, to fly-poster exhibitions, to handheld device downloads. Known for his long-term documentary work, Tim lived and worked in west Africa for eight years, reporting on social and political issues worldwide.