4 April – 2 June 2013
Opening Reception on 4 April 2013, 6-9pm
WTF Gallery in Bangkok, Thailand announces Tim Hetherington: Infidel, a photography and video exhibition by Tim Hetherington (1970-2011) April 4th through June 2nd. The exhibition will include photographs taken in Afghanistan and published in the book “Infidel” and two films.
The photographer and Oscar nominated film-maker Tim Hetherington created work at the forefront of photography and filmmaking with work that encompassed photojournalism, book publishing, wild-posting, video installations, and documentary films. While covering the civil war in Libya in April 2011 he was tragically killed in a mortar attack on the front lines of Misrata. He was 40 years old. Hetherington and Christopher Wise (WTF Gallery curator/creative director) had planned to exhibit images from his book “Infidel” at WTF Gallery in November 2011 as an installation of the best images and themes from the book pasted directly to the gallery walls, in the same way US soldiers in Afghanistan plastered the walls of their outpost with images of wives and friends, or favorite pages from gun, girly and car magazines.
THE EXHIBITION, FILM SCREENINGS & OTHER ACTIVITIES
- Images from the book “Infidel” (photographed in 2007-2008) presents an intimate portrait of a small battalion of US soldiers, posted in the remote and one of the dangerous Korengal Valley in Afghanistan, one of most violent postings in the war against the Taliban. Rather then focusing on the high level of fighting Hetherington examines the lives of the young soldiers. He observed the daily rituals and crushing boredom and the brotherhood and male vulnerability as much as he shows bravery and horrors of war.
- A 3-screen video installation, “Sleeping Soldiers,” which creates a dream/nightmare episode of soldiers asleep by combining still images from the book and video shot while on assignment in Afghanistan. SCREENED 9-10pm in the alley.
A single-screen video, “Diary,” Edited and sound designed by Magali Charrier, this is a highly personal and experimental short film that reveals the subjective experience of Hetherington’s work as he examined himself after ten years of conflict reporting.
Screening of “Which Way is The Front Line From Here? The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington,” a documentary film tribute to Tim Hetherington directed by his friend Sebastian Junger. Premiered in Sundance Festival early this year, it is a moving film about his friend’s unique way of looking at combat and insistence on telling stories involving true human interaction and never allowing objectivity to get in the way of his work. It is book-ended covering his last days in Libya where he was killed in April 20, 2011.
- The screenings will be at the following times & venues:
26 April – WTF Gallery, 6pm Free Entrance
2 May - Foreign Correspondents Club Thailand, 8pm, 350 Baht for non-member
10 May – Opposite Mess Hall, 7.30pm 200 Baht
*Entry fees will be donate to: RISC, a nonprofit organization which provides battlefield first aid training to freelance conflict journalists.
**There’ll be additional outreach and discussion activities related to Tim Hetherington and his exhibition during the exhibition period (4 April – 2 June 2013) at various locations. Please visit www.wtfbangkok.com for further update on activities, time and locations**
WTF Café & Gallery 7
Sukhumvit Soi 51, Wattana, Klongton-Nua,
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