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Long Story Bit By Bit: Liberia Retold

Tim Hetherington explores the dynamics of power through his coverage of the Liberian civil war and its aftermath

Tim Hetherington

Tim Hetherington | Long Story Bit By Bit Rain clouds gather over the forest. Near Fish Town, Liberia. June, 2005. © Tim Hetherington | Magnum Photos
Tim Hetherington | Long Story Bit By Bit LURD (Liberians United for Reconciliation and Democracy) fighters mortar government positions while civilians flee. Monrovia, Liberia. June 26, 2003. © Tim Hetherington | Magnum Photos
Tim Hetherington | Long Story Bit By Bit LURD fighters march in street. Monrovia, Liberia 2003. © Tim Hetherington | Magnum Photos
Tim Hetherington | Long Story Bit By Bit A member of the Anti-Aircraft brigade exchanges a brief tender word with his girlfriend during a heavy fighting in the capital. Monrovia, Liberia. June 25, 2003. © Tim Hetherington | Magnum Photos
Tim Hetherington | Long Story Bit By Bit Young rebel fighter and hand grenade. Tubmanburg, Liberia. June 16, 2003. © Tim Hetherington | Magnum Photos
Tim Hetherington | Long Story Bit By Bit Child runs along road. Liberia. 2006. © Tim Hetherington | Magnum Photos
Tim Hetherington | Long Story Bit By Bit Civilian looters flee as LURD rebels fire on them to stop them from looting during the attack on the capital. Monrovia, Liberia. June 25, 2003. © Tim Hetherington | Magnum Photos
Tim Hetherington | Long Story Bit By Bit LURD forces with truck. Liberia. 2003. © Tim Hetherington | Magnum Photos
Tim Hetherington | Long Story Bit By Bit Young male fighter shows off his nail polish. Tubmanburg, Liberia. June, 2003. © Tim Hetherington | Magnum Photos
Tim Hetherington | Long Story Bit By Bit A corpse lay by the roadside. Liberia. 2003. © Tim Hetherington | Magnum Photos
Tim Hetherington | Long Story Bit By Bit War graffiti left during the various parts of the Liberian civil war. Liberia. 2004. © Tim Hetherington | Magnum Photos
Tim Hetherington | Long Story Bit By Bit Liberians trapped on the Guinean-Malian border, having fled Liberia during the war, are met by relatives on their return home. Monrovia, Liberia. April, 2004. © Tim Hetherington | Magnum Photos
Tim Hetherington | Long Story Bit By Bit Women married to fighters from LURD bring rockets and ammunition to a UN disarmament point. Tubmanburg, Liberia. 2004. © Tim Hetherington | Magnum Photos
Tim Hetherington | Long Story Bit By Bit Ex-combatant who was recruited to fight for Charles Taylor's forces poses for a portrait. He was caught during the fighting by LURD rebel forces, who cut his hands off and sent him back to the capi (...)
Tim Hetherington | Long Story Bit By Bit Weaponry handed in during the UN disarmament programme is broken down at the UN Star base headquarters. Monrovia, Liberia. May, 2004. © Tim Hetherington | Magnum Photos
Tim Hetherington | Long Story Bit By Bit Matren Ondraka from the Czec Republic trains new recruits to the LNP in riot control as part of the United Nations Civilian Police restructuring plan. Monrovia, Liberia. May, 2004. © Tim Hetherington | Magnum Photos
Tim Hetherington | Long Story Bit By Bit Graves. Liberia. 2005. © Tim Hetherington | Magnum Photos

In Long Story Bit by Bit: Liberia Retold, Tim Hetherington explores the dynamics of power, international complicity, and the search for justice in recent Liberian history. Hetherington and colleague James Brabazon were the only journalists to live behind rebel lines—a situation that earned them an execution order from then-president Charles Taylor. In 2009, Umbrage Editions published Long Story Bit by Bit: Liberia Retold.