Infidel

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Infidel is an intimate portrait of a single U.S. 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-but it is as much about love and male vulnerability as it is about bravery and war. Embedded with writer Sebastian Junger, and 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 ...
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Overview

Infidel is an intimate portrait of a single U.S. 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-but it is as much about love and male vulnerability as it is about bravery and war. Embedded with writer Sebastian Junger, and 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 (with whom Hetherington co-directed the award-winning film Restrepo, about the work of the battalion), the book is also illustrated with graphics of the tattoos the soldiers gave each other in the camp. The title 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.
Tim Hetherington was born in Liverpool, U.K., and took up photojournalism after studying literature at Oxford University. Five years spent living in Liberia resulted in the book Long Story Bit By Bit: Liberia Retold (2009), and awards for his photojournalism include World Press Photo of the Year 2007 (for his dramatic war photography from Afghanistan). As a filmmaker, he has worked as both a cameraman and director/producer. Restrepo won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. He is based in New York and is a contributing photographer for Vanity Fair magazine.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781905712182
  • Publisher: Chris Boot Ltd
  • Publication date: 9/30/2010
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 508,806
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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Tim Hetherington
Tim Hetherington

Award-winning photographer and filmmaker Tim Hetherington spent eight years living and working in West Africa, four focused on Liberia. He first arrived in Liberia in 1999. During this time he was detained and threatened by then president Charles Taylor's notorious Anti-Terrorist Unit. In the 2003 Liberian Civil War, he was one of two journalists to live behind rebel lines.

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  • Posted September 28, 2010

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    Beautiful, Artistic, Honest and Realistic

    You can't tell from this cover image that this book has the feel of a favorite worn leather jacket. You get an idea that the cover title looks like someone's tattoo. Yet you get the notion that this is not your ordinary book about soldiers in combat. Tim Hetherington has compiled one of the most honest and raw looks at men at war. Pictures were taken of his and journalist Sebastian Junger's time embedded with the 2/503rd's Battle Company in the Korengal Valley of Afghanistan from 2007 to 2008. What surprises you are the full page color pictures of young men during their 15 month deployment to the middle of no where. Honest and unsuspecting shots of life in hell. Sweeping pictures of the valley lead you to wonder how these incredible young men knew where a bullet was coming from. The photos taken reveal brotherhood in it's most honest form. INFIDEL affected me profoundly and deeply. I feel like I peeked into someone's journal and caught a glimpse of their inner most thoughts. I've been through this book twice but know I will keep opening it again and again hoping to learn something new. Note that you must read this book from the Introduction by Sebastian Junger to the last page where Tim comments on the pictures he took for the book at the end. Beautiful, honest and artistically presented, INFIDEL is a book that honors America's finest and will serve as a historical reminder of those hellish days in the middle of no where.

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  • Posted April 27, 2011

    Excellent Work

    Simple. Scary. Intimate. Love. Machismo. Tattoos.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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