Celebrate the launch of Tim Hetherington's new book Infidel
with a glass of wine and a chance to view the corresponding exhibition. The book will be available to purchase and for signing on the night.Infidel
is an intimate portrait of a close band of warriors – a small battalion of US soldiers, posted in the remote and dangerous Korengal Valley in North Eastern Afghanistan. Shot over the course of a year, Hetherington’s photographs prove surprisingly tender – arguably the strongest among them a series of the men asleep. This is a body of work as much about camaraderie, love and male vulnerability as it is about the horrors of war. The book’s title ‘Infidel
’ is taken from a tattoo the men adopted as a mark of their comradeship. Hetherington’s photographs are sharp, moving and full of humour; they stand as a tribute to a group of men risking their lives in the interest of their own nation, and a provocative contribution the documentation of war in our time.Infidel
is published by Chris Boot
and has an introduction from by Sebastian Junger. It will be available at Host Gallery for the duration of the exhibition.
Infidel is on at HOST from 20 September – 15 October 2010.This is a private, invite-only event.