R.I.P. Tim Hetherington

Wednesday, April 20 by

Tim Hetherington, photographer and co-director of Restrepo, has reportedly been killed while covering the conflict in Libya.

The Oscar-nominated Restrepo chronicled a year in the life of a Second Platoon as they push back Taliban forces. Similar to this work, Hetherington and fellow photographer Chris Hondros were in Libya covering the fighting in Misrata. Both are believed to be dead.

A photographer whose work often took him to the front lines, Hetherington last made contact via Twitter with the message, “In besieged Libyan city of Misrata. Indiscriminate shelling by Qaddafi forces. No sign of NATO.” (Business Insider)

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