PHOTOGRAPHER MONOGRAPHS

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Chris Boot

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Flexi, 6 x 8.25 in. / 240 pgs / 200 color.

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Out of stock indefinitely

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Catalog: FALL 2010 p. 177   

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ISBN 9781905712182 TRADE
List Price: $35.00 CDN $47.50

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"I remember one stifling June day in the middle of a real combat drought – nothing for two weeks straight – and almost every soldier at the outpost was asleep. They were sprawled on their bunks in the fly-infested hooches or slumped against sandbags wherever they could find some shade and I remember sitting there thinking that this was pretty much hell on earth: twenty guys trapped on a hilltop with the heat and the dust and the tarantulas and the flies and nothing to do but wait for someone to try to kill them.

"It seemed to be the definition of a moment where there’s no story to tell, and yet that wasn’t quite true. Creeping through the outpost came Tim, camera in hand, grabbing photographs of the soldiers as they slept. You never see them like this, he said to me later. 'They always look so tough, but when they're asleep they look like little boys. They look the way their mothers probably remember them.'"


Tim Hetherington was killed on April 20, 2011, in the besieged city of Misrata, Libya, while covering the front lines during the 2011 Libyan civil war.

Link to more information about Tim Hetherington at his official website.

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Restrepo, directed by Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger, opened as a general theatrical release on June 25th.

Link to Tim Hetherington on MSNBC.

Link to Infidel feature on ABC's Nightline.

Link to Restrepo's Facebook Page.

Link to Sebastian Junger's May 2010 interview about his bestseller, War on NPR.

Link to Sebastian Junger's Op-Ed for The New York Times, Farewell to Korengal.


  

CHRIS BOOT

Tim Hetherington: Infidel

Published by Chris Boot
Introduction by Sebastian Junger.

Infidel is an intimate portrait of a single U.S. platoon, assigned to an outpost in the Korengal Valley—an area considered one of the most dangerous Afghan postings in the war against the Taliban—but it is as much about love and male vulnerability as it is about bravery and war. Embedded with writer Sebastian Junger, and shooting over the course of one year, photographer Tim Hetherington made a series of images that prove surprisingly tender in their depiction of camaraderie and vulnerability (among the most moving is a series of the platoon sleeping). Alongside revealing interviews with Hetherington’s subjects and an introduction by Junger (with whom Hetherington co-directed the award-winning film Restrepo, about the work of the battalion), the book is also illustrated with graphics of the tattoos the soldiers gave each other in the camp. The title Infidel is taken from the tattoo the men adopted as a badge of their comradeship. Warm, moving and full of humor, this book is a tribute to the “rough men ready to do violence on our behalf” and a provocative contribution to the documentation of war in our time.
Tim Hetherington was born in Liverpool, U.K., and took up photojournalism after studying literature at Oxford University. Five years spent living in Liberia resulted in the book Long Story Bit By Bit: Liberia Retold (2009), and awards for his photojournalism include World Press Photo of the Year 2007 (for his dramatic war photography from Afghanistan), the Rory Peck Award for Features (2008) and an Alfred I duPont Award for excellence in broadcast journalism while on assignment with Sebastian Junger for ABC News (2009). As a filmmaker, he has worked as both a cameraman and director/producer. Restrepo won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. He is based in New York and is a contributing photographer for Vanity Fair magazine.

Tim Hetherington: Infidel

STATUS: Out of stock indefinitely.


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FROM THE BOOK
"Creeping through the outpost came Tim, camera in hand, grabbing photographs of the soldiers as they slept. 'You never see them like this,' he said to me later. 'They always look so tough, but when they're asleep they look like little boys. They look the way their mothers probably remember them.'

"One of the most curious things about war is how often men miss it. They return to the 'world,' as they often refer to it, and find something lacking. Not adrenaline, exactly, but purpose. Significance. A sense of being necessary to others. A platoon of combat infantry is a brotherhood, and that bond is expressed in ways that aren't acknowledged or really even permitted back home. That--not war--is the true topic of this book. It's an aspect of war that few photographers have even noticed, much less captured with their lens."

Sebastian Junger, excerpted from his introduction to Infidel.

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