Tim Hetherington: His Life and His Work

Photojournalist Tim Hetherington was killed by a mortar in the city of Misrata in April 2011 while covering the fighting there. He bled out in the back of a pickup truck while racing to the Misrata hospital, comforted by a Spanish photojournalist who was holding his hand and trying to keep him awake. Those moments ended a brilliant ten year career in which Tim not only covered such dramatic front-line stories as Liberia and Afghanistan, but also completely transcended the conventional boundaries of image-making to become one of the luminaries of his profession.

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