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Photojournalist Tim Hetherington Killed in Libya

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

On Wednesday, photojournalist Tim Hetherington was killed in a mortar attack in Misurata, Libya. Photojournalist Chris Hondros was also killed in the attack and two other photojournalists were wounded.  

Leonard spoke to Tim Hetherington and co-director Sebastian Junger in 2010 about their film, Restrepo, which chronicled the deployment of a platoon of American soldiers sent to one of the most dangerous outposts in Afghanistan.  He also spoke to them in 2007 while they were covering that conflict for Vanity Fair: 

Hetherington had also covered conflicts in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Nigeria.

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