Earlier today, Tim Hetherington, the photographer who produced and directed the award-winning film Restrepo, was killed in the Libyan city of Misurata. Although interested in diverse art forms, Hetherington spent more than a decade working in war zones. He was a cameraman on Liberia: An Uncivil War (2004) and The Devil Came on Horseback (2007), then directed Restrepo, a film about a platoon of soldiers in Afghanistan. It won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. And, that same year, Hetherington also shot a short film, Diary, which he summarized in this fashion:
‘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.”
You can watch Diary above and also visit a slideshow of Hetherington’s photographic work here.