September 13, 2012 1 Comment
Documentary filmmaker Eric Matthies recently visited the ‘In Afghanistan’ exhibition which showcases work by veteran photographers Lynsey Addario and Tim Hetherington’s. Hetherington was killed covering the conflict in Libya last year.
I recently found myself at the doorstep of the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo, Norway, staring at a banner over the entry that read ‘In Afghanistan: Tim Hetherington and Lynsey Addario‘. I took my time wandering through. The two great photojournalists’ work was exhibited throughout the main floor of the space. Hetherington’s riveting candid shots of US soldiers contrasted with Addario’s ‘Veiled Rebellion’ series, which portrays Afghani women’s struggle for a just life. Itwas a dramatic representation of photojournalism and unusual to see expressed on such a scale. Often, we get images in a newspaper, on a website, or in a book, whereas this was a well-curated exhibit with quality prints, videos andaccompanying text. It also served as a touching tribute to these two giants of war journalism, one tragically in memoriam.