Timothy Alistair Telemachus “Tim” Hetherington (5 December 1970 – 20 April 2011)was a British photojournalist who died while at work capturing Libyan civil war. His works “ranged from multi-screen installations, to fly-poster exhibitions, to handheld device downloads.” He co-directed a documentary film with Sebastian Junger, Restrepo (2010), which they were nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature in 2011. Hetherington was killed by shrapnel from either a mortar shell or an RPG fired by Libyan forces while covering the 2011 Libyan civil war.

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Photographer Tim HETHERINGTON. -Tim Hetherington Photographs

In April of 2011, Tim Hetherington headed out to Libya to photo the continuous uprising against the administration. His objective was not to photo the “news” of the day, but instead to concentrate on the thought of what he depicted as the “Battlefield” and young people carrying on what they must envision as the Hollywood form of how a renegade trooper looks and acts. He didn’t utilize an advanced cam like different news picture takers on the ground. Rather, he made these pictures with a medium configuration film cam giving the pictures much more noteworthy point of interest and clarity. When he was slaughtered on April twentieth by a mortar in the city of Misurata, he had shot around 53 moves of film. These are the pictures from those moves, the last pictures Tim Hetherington would make.bill board

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Tim’s last photograph. -Tim Hetherington Photographs

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LIBYA. Misurata. April 20, 2011. A destroyed advertising board at the end of Tripoli Street. This road turns into a major intersection leading out of the city and just a few hours prior had been under the control of Gaddafi loyalists-Tim Hetherington Photographs

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LIBYA. Misurata. April 20, 2011. A rebel fighter holds position and scans the outside in a four story office complex that is still holding Gaddafi loyalists. Around thirty rebel fighters had entered the building that morning to clear out and kill the last remaining Gadaffi Loyalists, holed up in an adjacent room, less than 15m away, on Tripoli Street.-Tim Hetherington Photographs

taking cover

An agitator warrior takes cover behind a tree on the deliberately imperative Tripoli Street before captivating with Gaddafi followers amid a furious fight for control of the street on the morning of April twentieth, 2011. The morning of April twentieth saw rebel warriors clear through and clear an expansive segment of the primary lane of the seaside city that had formerly been under the control of administration strengths.-Tim Hetherington Photographs

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LIBYA. Western Gate of Ajdabiya. April 2011-Tim Hetherington Photographs

fleeing refugees

LIBYA. Misurata. April 20, 2011.Amid wild battling on the morning of April twentieth, as radical warriors from Misrata pushed through and cleared Tripoli Street, they experienced a family stranded at a little, parallel, deadlock road. A little gathering of radical contenders with aid from an emergency vehicle cleared the family before going under greatly close little arms and RPG fire from Gaddafi supporters toward the end of road. The family were unhurt and the revolutionaries withdrew securely to proceed with the battle for Tripoli Street.-Tim Hetherington Photographs

Rocket launching

LIBYA. Near Adjdabyia. Mid April, 2011. Men from Benghazi watch and film rebel forces launch rockets at Gaddafi Loyalist positions in Eastern Libya.-Tim Hetherington Photographs

firing RPG

Rebel contenders shoot on Gaddafi strengths with assault rifles and shoulder mounted rocket pushed projectiles toward the end of Tripoli Street on the morning of April twentieth. It was imagined that Loyalist contenders were involving a four story office fabricating, 100 meters away.-Tim Hetherington Photographs

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LIBYA. Misurata. April 18, 2011. Ahmed, a young rebel fighter from Misrata, fires on Gaddafi loyalist positions from an abandoned and incomplete residential building. This firing position was three floors up, overlooking Tripoli Street with a clear view of the battle lines in the city. -Tim Hetherington Photographs

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LIBYA. Ajdabiya. April 14, 2011.-Tim Hetherington Photographs

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LIBYA. Near Adjdabyia. Mid April, 2011. Men from Benghazi watch and film rebel forces launch rockets at Gaddafi Loyalist positions in Eastern Libya. -Tim Hetherington Photographs

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LIBYA. Misurata. April 18, 2011. A “rabbit hole” in a building that runs adjacent to Tripoli Street. Holes such as these were made in the side of houses and garages so that rebel fighters can access under cover firing positions on Gaddafi loyalists and then retreat quickly and safely.-Tim Hetherington Photographs

fleeing refugees

LIBYA. Misurata. April 18, 2011. African men from Niger that had been working in Misrata attempt to flee the besieged city via the port. At this stage in the conflict a few aid organisations were providing evacuations via boats to safer areas of eastern Libya.-Tim Hetherington Photographs

fleeing refugees

LIBYA. Misurata. April 18, 2011. Port. African men from Niger that had been working in Misrata attempt to flee the beseiged city via the port at evening time. At this stage in the conflict a few aid organizations were providing evacuations via boats to safer areas of eastern Libya. -Tim Hetherington Photographs

showing bombs

A Libyan man and kids from his family posture for a picture on a side road, far from the bleeding edges of Tripoli Street. A little gathering of photographic artists went with revolutionary contenders to a house where they were demonstrated bombs that the men guaranteed were let go by Gaddafi strengths from the edge of the city. The house itself hinted at no harm from substantial blasts, mortars or long run rockets.-Tim Hetherington Photographs

rebel fighter

LIBYA. Misurata. April 20, 2011. Rebel fighter. -Tim Hetherington Photographs

rebels taking break

LIBYA. Misurata. April 20, 2011. Early morning on April 20th, Rebel fighters take a break from the morning battle to push through and secure the strategically important Tripoli Street.-Tim Hetherington Photographs

SUV mounted machine gun

LIBYA. April, 2011. A rebel fighter scans the horizon as other rebel fighters clear Tripoli Street on the morning of April 20th. The rebels from Misrata were known for customising their trucks and vans, painting them black and using steel to reinforce the front and sides for protection. -Tim Hetherington Photographs

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Ahmed, an adolescent dissident contender from focal Misrata fires on Gaddafi positions in the core of Tripoli road. The warriors access Tripoli Street through a “warren of rabbit gaps” in structures that give spread to revolts in the region.-Tim Hetherington Photographs

rebel fighter

LIBYA. Misurata. April 20, 2011. Rebel fighter. -Tim Hetherington Photographs

Dead body in freezer

LIBYA. April, 2011. -Tim Hetherington Photographs

a young rebel

LIBYA. Late March/ Early April, 2011. A rebel fighter in the desert of Eastern Libya.-Tim Hetherington Photographs

rebel fighter

LIBYA. Late March/ early April, 2011. A rebel fighter on the road in Eastern Libya.-Tim Hetherington Photographs

hospital waste

LIBYA. Adjdabyia. Around 6th of April 2011. The remnants of a fire that burnt medical waste, at the back entrance to the Adjdabya Hospital Morgue. -Tim Hetherington Photographs

burned car

LIBYA. April, 2011. On the road out of Adjdabyia, Libyans come and inspect the smoldering remains of vehicles after a NATO airstrike. -Tim Hetherington Photographs

 

 

 

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