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“I Have No Idea Of What’s Going To Happen”

Posted in Home by Paul Turounet on April 25, 2011

Tim Hetherington (left) and Steve Kim, Korengal Valley, Afghanistan (right)

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While we were away during our spring break, photojournalists Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros were killed and two others were wounded this past Wednesday while photographing the conflict in Misurata, Libya.  For more, click on the New York Times story.

Prior to leaving for Libya, Hetherington talked with Rob Haggart (A Photo Editor) in what would be his last interview.

Though most students won’t go on to photograph conflicts, from this tragic moment, Hetherington leaves us with much to contemplate, particularly for young photographers and those concerned about what is going on around them.  From the Sleeping Soldiers series to his Oscar-nominated film Restrepo, what is remarkable about Hetherington was the need to challenge a working process that went beyond convention and a commitment to push the boundaries of his vision to reveal his compassion and concern.  One only needs to watch his experimental film, Diary, to be touched by the possibilities of pushing one’s self to do what they feel they must do.

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