Tim Hetherington

Film director

1970 – 2011

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Who was Tim Hetherington?

Timothy Alistair Telemachus "Tim" Hetherington was a British-American photojournalist with work that "ranged from multi-screen installations, to fly-poster exhibitions, to handheld device downloads." He was best known for the documentary film Restrepo, which he co-directed with Sebastian Junger; the film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature in 2011. Hetherington was killed by shrapnel from either a mortar shell or an RPG fired by Libyan forces while covering the 2011 Libyan civil war.

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Born
Dec 5, 1970
Birkenhead
Also known as
  • Timothy Alistair Telemachus Hetherington
  • Timothy Alistair Telemachus "Tim" Hetherington
  • Timothy Hetherington
Nationality
  • England
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford
  • University of Oxford
  • Stonyhurst College
  • Cardiff University
Lived in
  • Liverpool
Died
Apr 20, 2011
Misurata
Resting place
Brompton Cemetery

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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