Wednesday, April 20, 2011

War Photographer and Restrepo Co-Director Tim Hetherington Killed in Libya

Posted By on Wed, Apr 20, 2011 at 4:13 PM

The award-winning war photographer Tim Hetherington was killed today in Libya, where he was covering the ongoing revolution, during a mortar attack apparently launched by pro-Gaddafi forces, confirms Vanity Fair, for whom he shot the war in Afghanistan. With the writer Sebastian Junger, he spent a year with a unit there to direct the Oscar-nominated war documentary Restrepo, for which he his perhaps best-known outside of the journalistic community; it's perhaps the most intense of the recent spate of embedded war docs. Yesterday, he Tweeted: "In besieged Libyan city of Misrata. Indiscriminate shelling by Qaddafi forces. No sign of NATO."

According to FreeWilliamsburg, the British-born Hetherington was based for a time out of Kent Avenue.

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