Untitled, Korengal Valley, Kunar Province, Afghanistan - 2007
Awards: World Press Photo of the Year - 2007
Tim Hetherington (1970-2011, England) photographed the experience of war from the perspective of the individual, mostly in West Africa and the Middle East. His film Restrepo, which he co-directed with Sebastian Junger about a platoon of soldiers in Afghanistan, was awarded the Grand Jury Prize at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for an Academy Award in 2011 for Best Documentary Feature.
Tim studied literature at Oxford University, and Photojournalism at Cardiff University. A member of the London based Network Photographers agency and later working with Panos Pictures, his photography archive is posthumously represented by Magnum.
In 2007 Tim published his first book of photography documenting the civil war in Liberia: Liberia Bit by Bit: Long Story Retold, Umbrage Editions, 2007. He later published a book of his photographs from Restrepo entitled Infidel, Chris Boot Books, 2010, which was exhibited with Foto8 in London and New York.
On April 20, 2011 while covering the conflict in Libya, Tim Hetherington and fellow photographer Chris Hondros were killed by Libyan forces in a mortar attack on the besieged city of Misrata.
- Academy Award Nomination, Best Documentary Feature: Restrepo, Beverly Hills, CA - 2011
- 5th Annual Cinema Eye Honors for Nonfiction Filmmaking, NY - 2011
- Leadership in Entertainment Award, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, NY - 2011
- Frontline Club Memorial Tribute Award, Frontline Club, UK - 2011
- Emmy Award for Outstanding Continuing Coverage of a News Story-Long Form, for Restrepo, NY - 2011
- Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Editing, for Restrepo, NY - 2011
- Grand Jury Prize for Restrepo at Sundance Film Festival, Park City, UT - 2010
- Alfred I. duPont Award for Broadcast Journalism, Columbia University, NY - 2009
- Rory Peck Features Award for Afghanistan- The Other War, Rory Peck Trust, UK - 2008
- World Press Photo of the Year, World Press Photo, The Netherlands - 2007
- World Press Photo, 2nd Prize, General News Stories, World Press Photo, The Netherlands - 2007
- NESTA Fellowship, National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts, UK - 2004
- Hasselblad Foundation Grant, Hasselblad Foundation, Sweden - 2002
- World Press Photo, 1st Prize, Portrait Stories, World Press Photo, The Netherlands - 2001
- World Press Photo, 2nd Prize, Sports Stories, World Press Photo, The Netherlands - 1999