Some stunning work by the late war photographer and filmmaker Tim Hetherington with on view at the Yossi Milo Gallery in NYC for the next week(show closes May 19th). Check it out if you’re in town, it’s sure to be powerful stuff.
The East gallery will feature photographs from the series Long Story Bit By Bit: Liberia Retold, which Hetherington photographed during the Liberian civil war. Hetherington was fascinated with the dynamics of power, from the raw power wielded by the young men of rebel groups, to the corrupt power of the transitional government, to the possibilities of a democratically elected president.
The West gallery will feature photographs from the series Infidel which are intimate portraits of American troops stationed in eastern Afghanistan’s Korengal Valley. Describing the photographs in Infidel, Hetherington said:
“It’s all about the men. I didn’t want to pretend this was a book about the war in Afghanistan. It was a conscious decision. My book comments on the experience of the soldier. It’s brotherhood. The flow of pictures is to introduce you to the Korengal Valley first and then to see the men in an intimate way…To get to know them and how they lived. Then you see them in combat in the traditional combat style. Finally, you see them as young men, sleeping.”