Tim Hetherington's work from Afghanistan, Infidel and Sleeping Soldiers, will be exhibited at the Bayeux-Calvados photography festival in Bayeux France from 3-9 October 2011.
Infidel is an intimate portrait of a close band of warriors – a small battalion of US soldiers, posted in the remote and dangerous Korengal Valley in North Eastern Afghanistan. Shot over the course of a year, Hetherington’s photographs prove surprisingly tender – arguably the strongest among them a series of the men asleep. This is a body of work as much about camaraderie, love and male vulnerability as it is about the horrors of war. The book’s title ‘Infidel’ is taken from a tattoo the men adopted as a mark of their comradeship. Hetherington’s photographs are sharp, moving and full of humour; they stand as a tribute to a group of men risking their lives in the interest of their own nation, and a provocative contribution the documentation of war in our time.
This exhibition orginated at HOST gallery and will be shown in its entirety at Hotel du Doyen, Rue Lambert-Leforestier.
Themed 'War Correspondents', this year's festival also features the work of Stanley Greene, Veronique de Viguerie and Titouan Lamazou, amongst others.
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