4:07 PM, June 13th, 2012


Tim Hetherington, Diary, 2010.

The year since the tragic death of Tim Hetherington has been a mix of mourning and celebration, for the loss of a young artist with incredible potential, yet one who made a great deal of powerful work within his lifetime. Though the exhibition of his work at Yossi Milo Gallery ended a month ago, one of the most remarkable works from the show is continually available online.

Diary is Hetherington’s stream of consciousness—a nonlinear sequence blurring the boundaries between foreign battlegrounds and the bucolic pastures of home. Yet the terms of war and peace are superseded by the internal struggle for meaning in the face of alienation—a battle fought both in times of conflict and comfort. Altogether this composition of cross-fading associations dramatically presents the way Hetherington sensed space, movement, and emotion.

His description of the work, as quoted from the Vimeo host page:

‘Diary’ is a highly personal and experimental film that expresses the subjective experience of my work, and was made as an attempt to locate myself after ten years of reporting. It’s a kaleidoscope of images that link our western reality to the seemingly distant worlds we see in the media.

Camera + Directed by Tim Hetherington
Edit + Sound design by Magali Charrier
19’ 08 / 2010

This is wild. 

Reblogged from Picture Dept
12:38 PM, April 23rd, 2012

Frontpage: Monday, April 23rd

  1. Dutch Prime Minister Steps Down: Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and his cabinet tendered their resignations Monday as budget talks in the Netherlands fell through. Rutte and the Dutch Parliament will meet Tuesday to schedule new elections. 
  2. Zimmerman Released on $150K BailGeorge Zimmerman walked out of the Seminole County jail just after midnight Monday morning after posting $150,000 bail. Zimmerman put up $15,000 (10 percent) of the bail total to be released and was headed to an undisclosed location that could be outside of Florida. 
  3. Walmart Shares Fall on Bribery Probe: Walmart’s stock fell 3.1 percent in premarket trading Monday after a weekend New York Times article uncovered an internal investigation into bribery at the retailer’s Mexican operations. 
  4. Obama Embraces Executive Power: With Congress deadlocked, President Obama is increasingly resorting to executive orders and recess appointments to achieve his objectives. Last fall, after the summer’s debt-deal negotiations, Obama told aides they needed to do be more aggressive about executive power and coined the slogan “We can’t wait.”
  5. North Korea Promises to Turn Seoul to AshesNorth Korea’s rhetoric is becoming increasingly violent following its failed rocket launch. The country’s military threatened Monday to turn parts of Seoul to ashes using “special actions.” The actions, according to the military, “will reduce all … to ashes in three or four minutes … by unprecedented peculiar means and methods of our own style.” 

Photo: One year ago, photographer Tim Hetherington was killed by Gaddafi’s forces in Libya. These are his final images

4:35 PM, July 26th, 2011

Three months ago, photographer Tim Hetherington was killed by Gaddafi’s forces in Libya. These are his final images.

12:52 PM, April 21st, 2011
A human being is a human being and journalists’ live [sic.] are not more worthy than anyone else’s. But when men like these perish, there is a special darkness in our hearts. Because we know less, can care less, and can turn away from less because these men are gone.
Andrew Sullivan, When Reporters Die
4:00 PM, April 20th, 2011

Ultimately we wanted to build a bridge from what the soldiers experience out there to people back here. We wanted to make a keyhole through which one can look into the lives of these men—at both the good things and the bad things that happen in war—and by doing so, write their names large in our minds at this crucial moment.

Tim Hetherington, on making the documentary Restrepo with writer Sebastian Junger. Hetherington died today in Misrata, while covering the conflict in Libya. Fellow photographers Andrew Liohn, Chris Hondros, and Guy Martin were also injured.

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