Last updated: 2 september, 2009 - 16:43 GMT

Tim Hetherington

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Tim Hetherington was the only Western photographer to have lived behind rebel lines during the Liberian civil war.

He remained after the war and documented a country in transition, recovering after the aftermath of a bloody conflict.

In 2006 he worked as an investigator for the United Nations Security Council's Liberia Sanctions Committee - reporting directly to the Security Council about threats to Liberia's stability.

Interview with Matthew Bannister

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Tim's experiences are collected in a new book: Long Story Bit by Bit, Liberia Retold, published Umbrage

More of Tim's Photography:


  • Human interest stories behind the headlines


  • Liberia is Africa's oldest republic, but it became better known in the 1990s for its long-running, ruinous civil war.

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