RISC trains and equips freelance journalists in all media to treat life-threatening injuries on the battlefield. Freelancers comprise the vast majority of those who cover wars, and consequently make up the vast majority of deaths and injuries. Surviving a gunshot or shrapnel wound is often a matter of doing the right thing in the first few minutes, and our training focuses on that brief, critical period of time. It is our hope to make first aid training the industry norm – like having a flak jacket or sat phone – and to prevent unnecessary deaths in a job that is so vital to human dignity and human rights.
Very sad news – photojournalists Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros were killed while covering the conflict, between Libyan rebels and armed forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi, in Misrata on April 20th. Photojournalists Guy Martin and Michael Christopher Brown were injured during the attack. My thoughts go out to their families and friends.
‘Diary’ is a highly personal and experimental film that expresses the subjective experience of my work, and was made as an attempt to locate myself after ten years of reporting. It’s a kaleidoscope of images that link our western reality to the seemingly distant worlds we see in the media. – Tim Hetherington (1970 – 2011)
Remembering Chris Hondros – The Wall Street Journal
Chris Hondros, at work in Libya – LENS NYTimes.com
Parting Glance: Chris Hondros – LENS NYTimes.com
Chris Hondros: A Life Behind the Lens MSNBC
Parting Glance: Tim Hetherington – LENS NYTimes.com
BJP – British Journal of Photography
In Memorium Tim Hetherington The New Yorker
Sebastian Junger remembers Tim Hetherington – Vanity Fair
Tim Hetherington, 40, Killed in Libya – Vanity Fair
Tim Hetherington in Memorium: TIME Lightbox
On The Media: War photographers change their focus – Los Angeles Times
Guy Marin, 27, becomes a veteran – LENS NYTimes.com
Only The Good Die Young – Burn Magazine / David Alan Harvey
RESTREPO is a must see feature-length documentary that chronicles the deployment of a platoon of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan’s Korengal Valley. Once you’ve seen the film, check out ‘War’ by Sebastian Junger and ‘Infidel’ by Tim Hetherington.