Tim Hetherington

If you are interested in mass communication, then you have to stop thinking of yourself as a photographer. We live in a post-photographic world. If you are interested in photography, then you are interested in something — in terms of mass communication — that is past. I am interested in reaching as many people as possible.Tim Hetherington
{thanks to Deb Willis for sending me this quote}

Tim Hetherington – a retrospective in pictures
An appreciation of Tim by Xan Brooks

Parting Glance: Tim Hetherington

Human Rights Watch Tribute to Tim Hetherington

Tim Hetherington > Vimeo

To publish or not publish fallen soldiers

Behind the Scenes: To Publish or Not?
By By David W. Dunlap
from NYT Lens blog
September 4, 2009
After intramural debate and over the objections of the young man’s father, The Associated Press released a photograph of a mortally wounded marine – Joshua Bernard- in Afghanistan.

Slideshow with audio by Julie Jacobson, AP photographer, Death of A Marine: A Photographer’s Journal
both marine and photographer are nameless in the title
Jacobson journal entry 9.3.09

Photo to the right taken moments before he was shot.

AP story about what happened to Joshua Bernard without reporting on the story of publishing the photo – interestingly, no photo published.

AP statement on publishing photo

The story about AP publishing the story on September 5 in NYTimes
from the BBC Viewfinder blog
Huffington Post
Tampa Bay – google images photo of Bernard moments after being shot came up as 2nd photo and the only one of this Joshua Bernard on the first page of the google image search.
MSNBC story, slideshows, video

128 stories about publishing the photo from a google search

I carry this with Me – MSNBC

Combat Camera

from dvids via flickr

Combat Camera
A new find – COMBAT CAMERA
plugged in night patrol to google images and came across the blog The Tension
jumped to this post – Combat Camera: Troops Conduct Night Mission in Baqubah, Iraq – and came across a whole new world online

dvids Digital Video and Imagery Distribution System
Russell Lee Klika, combat camera photograher, “Iraq, thru the eyes of an American Soldier”

why we are here – frightening photo which now makes me skeptical of all the above links in terms of objectivity, and I was already skeptical.

combat camera on technorati.com

DefenseLink – US Dept of Defense


BANG-ON REENLISTMENT – U.S. Air Force Capt. Joshua Tyler, left, re-enlists Staff Sgt. Andrew Petrulis, Explosive Ordnance Division craftsman, at Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan, Oct. 27, 2008. Petrulis’ teammates took advantage of a training opportunity to time the “fireball” detonation at a safe distance to make the reenlistment a more memorable event for their comrade. Tyler and Petrulis are assigned to the 755th Air Expeditionary Group Explosive Ordinance Disposal Operating Location. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Samuel Morse – Nov 4, 2008

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1.25.08 (from January front page photos)

DOD photo essays !!!
Korean War 50th Anniversary via DOD