A note from Chris Boot, regarding the terrible news about Tim Hetherington:
All of us who knew and worked with Tim Hetherington are gutted by the news about his loss. I found him the most talented, charismatic, original, exciting photojournalist of his generation. He was smart, articulate, and so open-hearted. As well as his contribution to the thousands of lives he touched, he was in the process of changing the possibilities of photojournalism—or “transjournalism” as he enthusiastically described what he aspired to do, not very long ago—his particular mix of video, photography, sound, and commentary, working through mainstream media, in art contexts and through social networks. He had just got to that age where he knew exactly what he was here to do and how to do it, and was just beginning the period of what would have been the great work of his life. This is a terrible loss. Our hearts at Aperture go out to his family and those closest to him.
—Chris Boot, Executive Director, Aperture Foundation