For the release of Sebastian Junger’s documentary on the life of Tim Hetherington, the International Center of Photography is presenting an exhibition of the photographer’s work. Hetherington was known for his empathy and his commitment, and this series pays tribute to that sensibility. Embedded with American troops in Afghanistan, Hetherington reveals their fragility by photographing the soldiers in their sleep, a state that many photographers have used as a metaphor for childhood, a state of utmost intimacy where the loss of control is total, a far cry from the intensity of combat.
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