Tim Hetherington photographed the experience of war from the perspective of the individual, mostly in West Africa and the Middle East. His film Restrepo, which he co-directed with Sebastian Junger about a platoon of soldiers in Afghanistan, was awarded the Grand Jury Prize at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for an Academy Award in 2011 for Best Documentary Feature.
Through his photographs, writing and films, Tim gave us new ways to look at and think about human suffering.
Born in 1970 in Liverpool, Tim studied literature at Oxford University, and Photojournalism at Cardiff University. A member of the London based Network Photographers agency and later working with Panos Pictures, his photography archive is posthumously represented by Magnum.
In 2007 Tim published his first book of photography documenting the civil war in Liberia: Liberia Bit by Bit: Long Story Retold (Umbrage Editions).
He later published a book of his photographs from Restrepo entitled Infidel (Chris Boot Books 2010) which was exhibited with Foto8 in London and New York.
On April 20, 2011 while covering the conflict in Libya, Tim Hetherington and fellow photographer Chris Hondros were killed by Libyan forces in a mortar attack on the besieged city of Misrata.
The website, TimHetherington.org exists for all who wish to share personal messages.