Tim Hetherington Remembered as 'Endearingly Sensitive and Honest'
The New Yorker on Wednesday paid tribute to Tim Hetherington, a photographer and co-director of the Oscar-nominated Restrepo, who was killed in Misrata, Libya.
Hetherington, who had worked as a photographer for the magazine, "was not only a very brave and good man but an endearingly sensitive and honest person," staff writer Jon Lee Anderson wrote. "Hetherington’s life, his hopes, doubts and aspirations, were all an open book; he shared them with an enthusiasm and a generosity that made him special."
Anderson worked with Hetherington on an assignment for The New Yorker in Liberia five years ago and again in Guinea in 2009. They reunited on multiple occasions, including as recently as 10 days ago in Cairo.
"I think it's safe for me to say that what Tim was trying to do by going to war was to look into the souls of men, whose truths are perhaps more exposed in that environment than in any other -- and to show the rest of us what he saw," Anderson wrote. "He gave us a legacy in the important work he left behind, and, for those of us who had the honor to know Tim as a friend, a cherished memory of a man whose own soul was very intact."