In Misrata, Libya, on April 20, 2011, world-renowned war photojournalist Tim Hetherington died while covering rebel forces’ bid to oust Muammar Gaddafi’s army. In Here I Am, Alan Huffman documents a career that spanned several African countries as well as Sri Lanka and Afghanistan. Hetherington’s interests went far beyond taking what photojournalists call “bang-bang” pictures.
As an artist with strong humanitarian convictions, Hetherington was known to become deeply involved in the lives of the people he photographed. His work focused on discovering the relationship between young men—who he called “software”—and the machinery of war, as well as the way the media’s “culturally powerful imagery of war” influenced young men to enlist. (Grove Press)