Tim Hetherington, a British photo-journalist, was killed in Libya this week.
Two points stuck out at me from the interview today. The first was that Tim said he felt an obligation to cover the war in Afghanistan—as he said, his country was deeply involved in a war that would last several years, and nobody was covering it.
The second was his respect for the soldiers, and his desire to show their lives in Restrepo (a base in the Korangal Valley this platoon cobbled together and named after a fallen soldier) as they really were, without the slant of politics. Tim and co-director Sebastian Junger spent six months on the base, with no running water, electricity and bare-bones sustenance.