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‘Here I Am’ by Alan Huffman

Acclaimed war photographer Tim Hetherington “saw very little distinction between being a journalist, a humanitarian, an observer, a witness, or a participant.”

Seeking out the man behind the lens, journalist Alan Huffman, author of “Sultana,” investigates not only the significant life of his subject, whom he admires greatly, but also the craft of the war photographer and the tensions and contradictions involved in “showcasing images of war that could get you killed if you stared at them too long.” Ultimately, that’s exactly what happened to Hetherington, after he found himself in an unnecessarily dangerous situation.

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