Skip to comments.Oscar-nominated war photographer killed in Libya
Posted on 04/20/2011 1:35:04 PM PDT by nuconvert
British-born Tim Hetherington, co-director of the documentary "Restrepo" about U.S. soldiers on an outpost in Afghanistan, was killed inside the only rebel-held city in western Libya, said his U.S.-based publicist, Johanna Ramos Boyer. The city has come under weeks of relentless shelling by government troops.
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Heck of a job, Barry. Heck of a job.
(”Days, not weeks)
Keep your friends close and your enemy closer seems to be the strategy of the WH.
There’s no difference in this case
Not sure if you heard this yet or not. So sad.
“Hetherington tweeted Tuesday: “In besieged Libyan city of Misrata. Indiscriminate shelling by Qaddafi forces. No sign of NATO.”
If you’re a war photographer, sometimes bad things happen. Sorry to hear it.
Restrepo was a very good documentary. Sad to hear of his death.
Remember seeing those guys around Khe Sahn with three or four Nikons around there neck,going up as close as they
could get to the action
They had some brass ones then,apparently the same today
Really? I thought Libya was over. Haven’t heard much about it.
Sorry to say it, but which side of the fence was he on?
The Washington Post reported that the journalists had gone with rebel fighters to Tripoli Street in the center of Misrata, scene of the some of the most intense recent fighting in the city.
Well then. What did he expect to happen? A 15ft No Fire Zone around him.
ntw, During WWII we had many journalists with our troops and many were KIA, like Ernie Pyle. BUT. I'm pretty sure none of our journalists went with traipsing around with the Wehrmacht or Waffen SS.
ps: if he was shooting Nikons & Leicas I'll gladly take them and put them to good use. But Canons? ..... no thanks, toss em. I have enough paperweights.
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