In November 2017, Imperial War Museums (IWM) acquired the complete archive of award-winning conflict photographer Tim Hetherington.
This extensive archive comprises his seminal photography and video work from Liberia (2003-2006), Afghanistan (2007-2008) and Libya (2011), reflecting his work as a conflict journalist but also as a humanitarian and innovator.
Offering a unique insight into his working practices, the archive also includes handwritten journals and correspondence, cameras, tear sheets, and publications featuring his photography.
The IWM’s acquisition of the Tim Hetherington archive offers a timely opportunity to examine the legacy of a prize-winning photographer and ensure that Hetherington’s insightful work can be made available to future generations.
The University of Leeds and IWM have received Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funding for a series of network events, 2020 - 2022, exploring the archive of the award-winning conflict photographer Tim Hetherington.
The network is timed to feed into the documenting and interpretation of Hetherington’s work at IWM, contributing both expert analysis from research events but also insights from public engagement workshops held in tandem.
The network’s activities are designed to generate enriched understandings of the archive by engaging with the people who worked with Hetherington, contemporary photojournalists and film-makers, in addition to scholars and interested members of the public.
Conflict imagery in the digital era
About the project
About the project
The Tim Hetherington and Conflict Imagery Research Network is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, UK.
The network project is managed by Principal Investigator Dr Katy Parry (University of Leeds) and Co-Investigator Greg Brockett (Imperial War Museum).
The Bronx Documentary Center and the International Center of Photography are our international network partners.