Tim Hetherington, the award-winning war photographer who died in Libya in 2011 at the age of 40, understood his profession might lead to an early death. All journalists who decide to carry cameras into war zones for up-close photographs know the risks. Sometimes that understanding can be so emotionally paralyzing, the photographer retreats before it is too late. At the other extreme, some photographers are driven to take risks beyond the norm, believing that if they fail to capture the visual drama of war, nobody else will document the truth.
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