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Remembering Tim Hetherington

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Sebastian Junger, who co-directed the film "Restrepo" with Tim Hetherington, talks about the loss of his friend, who was killed in April while covering the conflict in Libya. He's written a remembrance of Hetherington in Vanity Fair. He’s joined by photojournalists Mike Kamber and Christopher Anderson, who were personally changed by Hetherington’s death. They’ll reminisce about Hetherington’s life, the challenges of war photography, and the close-knit community of war correspondents. They're featured in the article "You Never Forget that First Taste of War" in New York Magazine.

Photo: Christopher Anderson/Magnum Photos; courtesy of New York magazine
“You Never Forget That First Taste of War” from New York Magazine

Yuri Kozyrev, 47: Chechnya / Kosovo / Afghanistan (held captive in 1992) / Iraq / Bahrain / Egypt / Libya
Tyler Hicks, 41: Kosovo / Afghanistan / Iraq / Lebanon / Libya (held captive, with Lynsey Addario, in March)

Photograph and caption from New York magazine. See the compete slideshow and read the article You Never Forget That First Taste of War” in New York magazine.

Photo: Christopher Anderson/Magnum Photos; courtesy of New York magazine
“You Never Forget That First Taste of War” from New York Magazine

Michael Kamber, 47: Haiti / Afghanistan / Iraq / Liberia / Ivory Coast / Israel and the Palestinian territories / Nigeria / Darfur / Somalia
Lynsey Addario, 37: Afghanistan / Iraq (held captive in 2004) / Darfur / Congo / Lebanon and Israel / Libya (held captive, with Tyler Hicks, in March)
Ashley Gilbertson, 33: Papua New Guinea / Indonesia /Philippines / Kosovo / Iraq / Afghanistan
Alan Chin, 40: Balkans / Afghanistan / Israel and the Palestinian territories / Iraq / China / Egypt / Tunisia

Photograph and caption from New York magazine. See the compete slideshow and read the article You Never Forget That First Taste of War” in New York magazine.

Photo: Christopher Anderson/Magnum Photos; courtesy of New York magazine
“You Never Forget That First Taste of War" from New York Magazine

Mario Tama, 39: Afghanistan / Pakistan / Iraq / Venezuela / Haiti
John Moore, 43: El Salvador / Nicaragua / Haiti / Somalia / Kashmir / Angola / Congo / Sri Lanka / Croatia / Afghanistan / Iraq / Pakistan / Libya 
Spencer Platt, 41: Afghanistan / Iraq / Congo / Liberia / Israel and the Palestinian territories / Central African Republic / Juárez, Mexico / Sudan / Tunisia
Carolyn Cole, 50: Haiti / Balkans / Afghanistan / Iraq / Liberia / Israel and the Palestinian territories / Sudan / Lebanon / Pakistan / Egypt
Joe Raedle, 45: Haiti / Afghanistan / Iraq / Libya (held captive in March)

Photograph and caption from New York magazine. See the compete slideshow and read the article You Never Forget That First Taste of War” in New York magazine.

Photo: Christopher Anderson/Magnum Photos; courtesy of New York magazine
“You Never Forget That First Taste of War" from New York Magazine

Gary Knight, 46: Cambodia / Burma / Thailand / South Africa/ Balkans / Northern Ireland / Liberia / Zaire / Congo / Darfur / Israel and the Palestinian territories (held captive in 2001) / Kashmir / Iraq / Afghanistan
Ron Haviv, 45: Panama / Liberia (held captive in 1990) / Haiti / Iraq (held captive in 1991) / Balkans (held captive in 1994) / Russia / Kosovo / Afghanistan / Darfur / Congo / Sri Lanka / Georgia / Egypt
Benjamin Lowy, 31 (with son Mateo, 20 months) : Israel and the Palestinian territories  / Iraq / Haiti / Darfur / Chad / Papua New Guinea / Afghanistan / Libya
Stephanie Sinclair, 38: Iraq / Afghanistan / Yemen / Lebanon 
Peter van Agtmael, 30: Ivory Coast / Iraq / Afghanistan / Uganda / Egypt

Photograph and caption from New York magazine. See the compete slideshow and read the article You Never Forget That First Taste of War” in New York magazine.

Photo: Christopher Anderson/Magnum Photos; courtesy of New York magazine
“You Never Forget That First Taste of War" from New York Magazine

Christopher Anderson, 41Balkans / Central African Republic / Haiti / Israel and the Palestinian territories / Iraq / Afghanistan / Lebanon / Venezuela / Brazil
Moises Saman, 37Haiti / Kosovo / Afghanistan / Pakistan / Israel and the Palestinian territories / Iraq (imprisoned in Abu Ghraib in 2003) / Lebanon

Photograph and caption from New York magazine. See the compete slideshow and read the article You Never Forget That First Taste of War” in New York magazine.

Photo: Christopher Anderson/Magnum Photos; courtesy of New York magazine
“You Never Forget That First Taste of War" from New York Magazine

João Silva, 44: South Africa / Somalia / Sudan / Rwanda / Afghanistan (severely injured in 2010) / Israel and the Palestinian territories / Iraq / Lebanon / Kenya / Georgia

Photograph and caption from New York magazine. See the compete slideshow and read the article You Never Forget That First Taste of War” in New York magazine.

Photo: Christopher Anderson/Magnum Photos; courtesy of New York magazine
“You Never Forget That First Taste of War" from New York Magazine

Samantha Appleton, 36Israel and the Palestinian territories / Iraq / Nepal / Afghanistan / Lebanon 
João Silva, 44South Africa / Somalia / Sudan / Rwanda / Afghanistan (severely injured in 2010) / Israel and the Palestinian territories / Iraq / Lebanon / Kenya / Georgia

Photograph and caption from New York magazine. See the compete slideshow and read the article You Never Forget That First Taste of War” in New York magazine.

Courtesy of Michael Kamber
Iraq, Photo by Michael Kamber
Courtesy of Michael Kamber
Iraq, Photo by Michael Kamber
Courtesy of Michael Kamber
Iraq, Photo by Michael Kamber

Guests:

Christopher Anderson, Sebastian Junger and Mike Kamber

Comments [4]

David Palsgrove from New York

Please Leonard, let your guests talk, and stop leading their every answer. These people have interesting things to say and it is insulting to your audience when they don't get to hear your guests.

May. 19 2011 12:53 PM
Inquisigal from Brooklyn

This is an important segment, and have enjoyed hearing these guys speak so much.

As a photographer, I am so happy to hear these guys defending both photojournalism and a professional photographer's vision. All of the home-made video and digital photography out there is not a substitute for professional, well-crafted images with a thoughtful voice and responsible perspective. War photography, especially, is an invaluable resource.

Thanks for having these guys on; and very sorry for your loss of Tim.

May. 19 2011 12:50 PM
Jason Brotter from South Bronx

Go Mike! Your Bronx neighbor Jason

May. 19 2011 12:47 PM
geo from astoria

Im sorry for the loss of your friend(s).

I thank you for your pictures, for sharing your life experiences and for your sacrifices.

May. 19 2011 12:35 PM

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