Sleeping Soldiers is a public art installation in our School pavilion featuring 13 large‐scale images of soldiers in Afghanistan taken by Tim Hetherington (1970-2011). The installation is presented in conjunction with HBO Documentary Films to accompany Sebastian Junger's new film Which Way Is The Front Line From Here? The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington .  

Hetherington, an ICP faculty member and guest artist, photographed the experience of war from the perspective of the individual, mostly in West Africa and the Middle East. His film Restrepo, which he co-directed with Sebastian Junger about a platoon of soldiers in Afghanistan, was awarded the Grand Jury Prize at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for an Academy Award in 2011. Through his photographs, writing, and films, he gave us new ways to look at and think about human suffering. On April 20, 2011, while covering the conflict in Libya, Hetherington was killed by Libyan forces in a mortar attack on the besieged city of Misrata.

 

Special Thanks

This presentation of Sleeping Soldiers is sponsored by HBO Documentary Films to accompany Junger's new film Which Way Is The Front Line From Here? The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington, which premiered on HBO April 18, 2013. All images courtesy Yossi Milo Gallery, New York.