Tim Hetherington talks

February 15, 2008

Frontline Club founding member and this year’s World Press Photo of the year award winner, Tim Hetherington, is in conversation with Der Spiegel this week,

It was Hetherington’s third tour there with US forces. The British photographer was once again traveling with the 2nd Platoon of Battle Company, part of the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment (Airborne). One day, amidst the chaos and bloody mayhem of a combat operation with insurgents, Hetherington fell and broke his fibula. He had to be airlifted out. “It could have been worse,” Hetherington, 38, told SPIEGEL ONLINE. “I could have died…” In April he intends to go back to Afghanistan, to rejoin the 2nd Platoon. He wants to go back to finish telling the story of the soldiers of that platoon — because that story isn’t over yet. “I am dedicated to this project,” says Hetherington. “I will continue until it has reached some kind of fruition.”link