It is with great sadness that I am posting news of the death of documentary photographer and film maker Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondoros. Tim and Getty photographer Chris were killed by a mortar attack in Misurata. Tim was recently nominated for an Academy award for documentary film Restrepo. His family has released a statement, part of which states: “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.”
I interviewed Tim for Hotshoe in April 2009, ahead of the New York Photo Festival 2009 where he gave a talk and previewed the three-screen film Sleeping Soldiers. See links to previous posts about his photo show Long Story: Bit by Bit Liberia reviewed by Katie Lin, on Restrepo with a comment from Tim about receiving the award and a link to a clip from Sleeping Soldiers which was edited by Magali Charrier.
This post is in remembrance of Tim and is sent with thoughts for those close to him.