Tim Hetherington, Photojournalist and "Restrepo" Codirector, Killed in Libya (UPDATED)

Director Tim Hetherington, who was nominated for an Oscar for telling the story of an Army base named for a South Florida soldier, died while covering the conflict in Libya, according to the New York Times and several additional sources.

Hetherington was best-known for Restrepo, which told the story of an Afghanistan base named for slain soldier Juan Restrepo of Pembroke Pines.

Next week's feature in New Times is closely intertwined with Hetherington's work. We tell the story of the mother of Juan Restrepo, who was killed on patrol in the Korengal Valley.

UPDATE: Click here to read an advance copy of next week's cover story.

Yesterday, Hetherington tweeted from Libya, "In besieged Libyan city of Misrata. Indiscriminate shelling by Qaddafi forces. No sign of NATO." The photojournalist, who

made a career of covering conflict zones, consistently delivered incredibly powerful images to convey stories perhaps otherwise unseen.

Many of Hetherington's photos appeared in Vanity Fair, and in 2007, he won the World Press Photo of the Year Award for his coverage in the Korengal Valley.


Watch the two videos Hetherington posted on Vimeo to see a highly personal side of his widely published work. And here are poignant portraits he captured of soldiers in the Korengal Valley for Vanity Fair.


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