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Hetherington, Tim (Photographer) & Junger, Sebastian (Contributor). TIM HETHERINGTON: INFIDEL. London, England: Chris Boot Limited, 2010. Softcover. First Edition/First Printing. 240 pages. As New.

The photographer's breakthrough debut collection of photographs. Now considered a contemporary photography classic. The First Edition. Published in a small and limited first print run as a softcover original only. A brilliant production by Tim Hetherington and Chris Boot: Regular-sized volume format. Black leatherette boards with white titles embossed on the cover and spine, as issued. The book looks like a soldier's personal journal/diary. Photographs by Tim Hetherington. Text by Sebastian Junger. Printed on thick coated stock paper in the United Kingdom to absolutely the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Presents Tim Hetherington's now-classic coverage of American soldiers in combat in Afghanistan. "An intimate portrait of a single US platoon assigned to an outpost in the Korengal Valley, an area considered one of the most dangerous Afghan postings in the war against the Taliban. It is as much about love and male vulnerability as it is about bravery and war. Shooting over the course of one year, photographer Tim Hetherington made a series of images that prove surprisingly tender in their depiction of camaraderie and vulnerability (among the most moving is a series of the platoon sleeping). Alongside revealing interviews with Hetherington's subjects and an Introduction by Junger, the book is also illustrated with graphics of the tattoos the soldiers gave each other in the camp. 'Infidel' is taken from the tattoo the men adopted as a badge of their comradeship. Warm, moving, and full of humor, this book is a tribute to the rough men ready to do violence on our behalf, and a provocative contribution to the documentation of war in our time" (Publisher's blurb). Like his great photojournalist-predecessors, Hetherington openly despised war's architects (in this case, Bush, who started the war, and Obama, who escalated it), the people in power who routinely, hypocritically, and banally pay tribute to "our men and women in uniform", never ever daring to call them what they call themselves: Soldiers. For Hetherington and for each other, these soldiers are also more than that, and the book's epigraph says it eloquently: "For he who gives his life shall always be my brother". Tim Hetherington died on April 20, 2011 from a mortar attack while covering the Libyan rebellion on the front lines of the city of Misrata. His last-known recorded message was a Tweet: "In besieged Libyan city of Misrata. Indiscriminate shelling by Qaddafi forces. No sign of NATO". His tragic, sudden death was headline news throughout the world. An absolute "must-have" title for Tim Hetherington collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed, placed, and dated (in the year of publication) in blue pen on the title page by the photographer: "Tim Hetherington NYC 2010". This title is now highly collectible. This is one of very few such signed and dated copies of the First Edition still available online and has absolutely no flaws, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. 200 color plates. One of the most brilliant photographers of our time. A flawless collectible copy. . ISBN 1905712189. $2000.00

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