You may not know his name but you’ve certainly seen his work – journalist and filmmaker, Tim Hetherington, was killed in the city of Misrata, Libya whilst covering the conflict there.
Much will be said about Hetherington and his work by others – best to let it speak for itself:
Diary (2010) from Tim Hetherington on Vimeo.
Many people are killed or injured in the too many wars we continue to wage. Countless nameless dead litter the blood drenched soil of too many torn lands. When a known name or face is attached to a death it seems to bring brief clarity to the madness. Like Tim Page and many others before him, Hetherington served as our eyes and conscience in the field. Letting these brave artists speak truthfully and openly is the means for the world to see what horrors are perpetrated in our name and how our young men and women are called upon to act on our behalf.
Let his words and images feed our own hearts and minds so we ourselves may act with clarity and always do the right thing. War is never inevitable – but the desire to profit from it will always lie in the darker corners of humanity.
Shine a light.
UPDATE: It was initially reported that Chris Hondros, a Pulitizer & Capa award winning photojournalist who was with Hetherington in the attack had been injured but survived. Sadly, Hondros has also died. You can find out more here at the HuffPo where you can see some of the last images he posted.