June 11, 2012 Leave a comment
“As a curator, you aren’t normally used to your artists dying on you.”
When photojournalist Tim Hetherington was killed while covering the war in Libya last year, curator Sarah Schuster felt the impact of his death. She had been working with him on an exhibition that will explore the psychological effects of war coverage on journalists.
“When he died I was upset. It was surprised how hard it hit, because I didn’t feel I had the right to be upset. It brought home a whole different perspective,” she said in an interview with INSI.
Schuster, 32, has curated exhibitions for 10 years. But her new project, “One Shot Over the Line: Conflict Journalists and Trauma” is a far cry from her previous endeavours, which included a Zaha Hadid retrospective at the Guggenheim in New York.
She wanted to explore the gritty lifestyle of war correspondents and bring to light the challenges they face every day.