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    Tim Hetherington: Korengal Valley, Kunar Province, Afghanistan, April 2008

Photography: Documentary photographer Tim Hetherington honoured in new show

Posted by Maisie Skidmore,

Two years after he was killed whilst covering the Libyan Civil War, Liverpool’s Open Eye Gallery pays tribute to documentary photographer Tim Hetherington with an exhibition of both his photographs and film work. The images Tim produced as a photo-reporter resituated the boundaries of war photography by depicting soldiers and the reality they lived, from the hours of tense waiting and boredom to the brotherly relationships built over the period of a year in camp.

The exhibition will show work from several collections, from Infidel, a series of images taken in Korengal Valley in Afghanistan, to Sleeping Soldiers, a video installation portraying soldiers in the rare moments of vulnerability and fragility while they sleep, forming a comprehensive and breathtaking perspective of the career of an startlingly brave and dedicated man.

Tim Hetherington: You Never See Them Like This runs until November 24 at Open Eye Gallery in Liverpool.

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    Tim Hetherington: Korengal Valley, Afghanistan, 2007

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    Tim Hetherington: Korengal Valley, Kunar Province, Afghanistan, April 2008

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    Tim Hetherington: Korengal Valley, Kunar Province, Afghanistan, April 2008

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    Tim Hetherington: Korengal Valley, Kunar Province, Afghanistan, April 2008

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    Mark McNulty: Photograph of Open Eye’s Tim Hetherington Exhibition

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    Mark McNulty: Photograph of Open Eye’s Tim Hetherington Exhibition

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Posted by Maisie Skidmore

Editorial Assistant Maisie joined It’s Nice That fresh out of university in the summer of 2013 and has stayed with us ever since. She has a particular interest in art, fashion and photography and is a regular on our Studio Audience podcast.