Here I Am: The Story of Tim Hetheington, War photographer (Grove, 2013)
“I don’t think I fully understood how brave my good friend Tim Hetherington was until reading these pages. Not only does Huffman bring Tim back to life—his brilliant work, his extraordinary vision —but he also leads us through some of the most harrowing combat of our generation. His description of the siege of Misrata should be read by anyone who imagines they understand war—or courage, or fear.” —Sebastian Junger
Tim Hetherington (1970–2011) was one of the world’s most distinguished and dedicated photojournalists. Here I Am recounts his remarkable life: his first interests in photography; his critical role in reporting on multiple civil wars, as a photographer, writer and cinematographer and director; and his tragic death in Libya. The book also traces Hetherington’s photographic milestones, from his prize-winning photographs of Liberian children to the celebrated portraits of sleeping U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan, and explores the risks, challenges, and thrills of war reporting. But most of all, it looks at Hetherington’s thoughtful and empathetic approach to chronicling episodes of harrowing violence.
Here I am was released simultaneously with Sebastian Junger’s documentary film for HBO about Hetherington and his work, Which Way is the Frontline from Here?
Click here for the homepage of Restrepo, a documentary film about the war in Afghanistan that Hetherington co-directed with Junger; and here to watch Diary, Hetherington’s short, impressionistic film about conflict reporting.
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