"Infidel & Sleeping soldiers"

Tim Hetherington

From 3rd to 9th October

Hôtel du Doyen - Rue Lambert-Leforestier - Open daily from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m - Free entry

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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. Warm, moving and full of humor, this exhibition is a tribute to the "rough men ready to do violence on our behalf" and a provocative contribution to the documentation of war in our time.

The exhibition will also present a projection of a video essay called "Sleeping soldiers" realized at the same time as "Restrepo" documentary, which was nominated for the Oscar.

Tim Hetherington was killed by mortar shells fired by Moammar Gaddafi's forces while covering the 2011 Libyan civil war, with another photographer Chris Hondros.

The Infidel installation by Tim Hetherington is exhibited courtesy of HOST Gallery.