Tag: Tim Hetherington

November 9th, Houston: Opening Reception “Soldier, At Ease”

Houston Center for Photography
Opening Reception: Soldier, At Ease
November 9, 2012, 6:00-8:00 pm, opening remarks at 5:30

“Houston Center for Photography is proud to present the exhibition, Soldier, at Ease. Through the work of Tim Hetherington, Louie Palu, and Erin Trieb, this exhibition will look at how active soldiers spend their private time “at ease,” while they are off duty, and also after they return home. Photographs and videos by these three photographers, as well as images created by active duty soldiers themselves, will illustrate a more personal experience of the solder as an individual.

The exhibition will directly coincide with the encyclopedic exhibition WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath presented by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, which will also include work by Hetherington, Palu, and Trieb. HCP’s exhibition will be on view from November 8, 2012 through January 6, 2013. The exhibition is organized by Executive Director Bevin Bering Dubrowski, Exhibition Coordinator Libbie J. Masterson, and the HCP Exhibitions Committee.”

The exhibition will be up until January 6, 2013.

Houston Center for Photography
1441 West Alabama
Houston, Texas 77006  [map]
Tel: 713-529-4755

Deadline October 1st: The Aftermath Project: Grant Opportunity for Conflict Photographers and Fixers/Translators

The Aftermath Project
Special Grant Opportunity for Conflict Photographers and an Honorarium for Translators/Fixers

Deadline: Saturday, October 1, 2011
$20,000 grant for one conflict photographer
$5,000 grant for on fixer/translator
If a conflict photographer AND a fixer/translator wish to apply together, they will be eligible for the combined sums of $25,000.

About

“The Aftermath Project was created to help photographers cover the aftermath of conflict, and was founded on the understanding that war is only half the story. But for quite some time I’ve been thinking about how the Aftermath Project could engage more meaningfully with conflict photographers – who, after all, are the ones telling the first half of the story….

When Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros were killed, I found myself listening to the conversations and reading the postings that poured out from photographers and colleagues about the incredible sense of loss we all felt, and also about the many costs of covering conflict. It occurred to me that it might be the right time to offer a grant for conflict photographers who wanted to engage in a conversation about aftermath.

It is a testament to how deeply moved people were by the loss of Tim and Chris that I was able to raise $16,000 in the first 72 hours after I asked a handful of people to support this grant, people who had never even met Tim and Chris. Another $4,000 quickly followed, bringing the total to $20,000.

We are able to offer this year-long grant to conflict photographers who want to pursue a project about the aftermath in their own lives of covering conflict. The subject can be approached in any way – portraits, landscapes, reportage, collaboration with a family of someone who has been killed, anything that explores the personal aftermath of covering war, whether that be PTSD, the aftermath of sexual assault, the aftermath of being wounded. This is a very open and fluid call for proposals on this subject, and we welcome any and all approaches.

I’m also very pleased to announce a special $5,000 honorarium for a fixer or translator, who has worked with a conflict photographer, and who wants to tell a story (written or visual) about their own aftermath experience.

-From The Aftermath Project Director & Founder, Sara Terry

Click here to download a pdf of the application and submission guidelines.

Tim Hetherington on view at Aperture and interview on The Brian Lehrer Show

Tim Hetherington: Sleeping Soldiers and Diary at Aperture Gallery

MVS was in New York last week and a had a chance to go to Aperture Gallery to see the installation of Tim Hetherington’s Sleeping Soldiers and Diary currently on view.  Here are some images from the installation.  If you are in the New York City area, you must see this show; it will be up until June 23, 2011.  If you can’t make it, you can see both films here.

Gallery view of Tim Hetherington's work at Aperture.

Installation view of "Sleeping Soldiers" at Aperture. © Tim Hetherington

From The Brian Lehrer Show, WNYC

Today on the Brian Lehrer Show, they rebroadcast an interview they did earlier this year with Tim Hetherington and filmmaker/journalist Sebastian Junger.  They discussed their film about the war in Afghanistan, Restrepo.”  You can hear the interview here:

On View at Aperture: Tim Hetherington’s “Sleeping Soldiers” and “Diary”

Tim Hetherington: Sleeping Soldiers and Diary
Exhibition on view at Aperture Gallery May 25 to June 23, 2011
Admission: Free

“In remembrance of Tim Hetherington, photographer, reporter, and filmmaker, Aperture is honored to present his Sleeping Soldiers video installation and his Diary video.

Tim Hetherington was killed in Misurata, Libya, on April 20, 2011, during an attack by pro-Qaddafi forces on the rebel-held town. His funeral took place in London on May 13.

Sleeping Soldiers (5 minutes, 2009) is an immersive video essay (shot at the same time as Hetherington’s Oscar-nominated film Restrepo) featuring soldiers of a U.S. Airborne Infantry platoon based in the Korengal Valley of Eastern Afghanistan, in combat and at rest. The original three-screen installation was first shown in New York in 2009 at the New York Photo Festival, in an exhibition curated by Jon Levy.

Diary (19 minutes, 2010) is a highly personal and experimental film that expresses the subjective experience of Hetherington’s working life, and was made as an attempt to find himself after ten years of reporting. It’s a kaleidoscope of images that link our Western reality to the seemingly distant worlds we see in the media.”  more»

Aperture Gallery and Bookstore
547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor
New York, New York  [map]
(212) 505-5555

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