May 16th, 2011

Tim Hetherington Memorial Service in New York To Be Held May 24

Friends of photographer Tim Hetherington, who was killed in Misrata, Libya on April 20, have organized a memorial service to be held in New York City, where the UK-born Hetherington had lived for several years.

The memorial service will take place May 24 at 4pm at the First Presbyterian Church, located at Fifth Avenue between 11th and 12th Streets in New York City.  (The church’s address is 12 W. 12th Street. Directions can be found on the church’s web site.)

A funeral was held May 13 in London, which was attended by Hetherington’s family and several hundred friends and colleagues.

The photographer’s family has also designated three organizations important to Hetherington where donations can be made in his memory:

Milton Margai School for the Blind,
Sierra Leone
www.miltonmargaischool.org

Human Rights Watch
www.hrw.org

Committee to Protect Journalists
www.cpj.org

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May 4th, 2011

Hetherington, Hondros Loved Ones Choose Memorial Charities

The family of photographer Tim Hetherington, who was killed in Libya on April 20 in an attack by pro-Qaddafi forces, has chosen three charities where donations should be made in  his memory. They represent work Hetherington supported throughout his career:

Human Rights Watch, the independent organization dedicated to defending and protecting human rights, for which Hetherington worked often.:  www.hrw.org

Committee to Protect Journalists: www.cpj.org

Milton Margai School for the Blind in Sierra Leone, a school where Hetherington photographed and worked with students, who had been intentionally blinded by the Revolutionary United Force:  www.miltonmargaischool.org

The family has invited friends and colleagues to a funeral May 13 in London. No public announcement has been made of a memorial in the New York area, where Hetherington lived.

The fiancee of photographer Chris Hondros, also killed in Misrata on April 20th, has formalized plans for a fund in memory of Hondros that will support aspiring photojournalists.  Christine Piaia has set up The Chris Hondos Funf and is now working with financial advisors at Davis Wright Tremaine in New York. Says Piaia, “We are setting up this fund to honor Chris’ memory, protect his colleagues in war-torn areas, and help aspiring journalists and photographers cover these events.”

Contributions may be sent to The Chris Hondros Fund, c/o Getty Images, 75 Varick St., 5th Floor, New York, NY 10013.

April 20th, 2011

PDN Video Pick: Tim Hetherington’s ‘Diary’

Diary (2010) from Tim Hetherington on Vimeo.

This 20-minute film was created last year by photographer and filmmaker Tim Hetherington, who was killed on April 20, 2011, in Misrata, Libya. Hetherington died covering the conflict between Libyan rebels and forces loyal to Colonel Muammar Qaddafi.

Hetherington wrote of the film: “’Diary’ is a highly personal and experimental film that expresses the subjective experience of my work, and was made as an attempt to locate myself after ten years of reporting. It’s a kaleidoscope of images that link our western reality to the seemingly distant worlds we see in the media.”

Editor and director Magali Charrier did the editing and sound design.

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January 25th, 2011

Tim Hetherington Film Nominated for Oscar

“Restrepo,” the documentary co-directed and co-produced by photographer Tim Hetherington and writer Sebastian Junger, has been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary. The nominations for the 2011 Oscars were announced this morning in Los Angeles.

“Restrepo,” which tells the story of a platoon living and fighting in a forward operating base in Afghanistan’s Korengal Valley, was first shown at the Sundance Film Festival, where it won the Grand Jury Prize for Documentary. It was released in theaters in 2010 and was also broadcast on the National Geographic Channel.

Last year’s Best Documentary Oscar went to “The Cove,” a documentary directed by photographer Louie Psihoyos, about dolphin hunting in Japan.