Photographer Stephen Ferry Awarded First Tim Hetherington Grant

November 7, 2011

By Conor Risch

© Stephen Ferry, USA, Tim Hetherington Grant

A young girl passes the body of a man assassinated in Cucuta, Colombia. The city has suffered a wave of killings at the hands of the United Self-Defence Forces of Colombia (AUC), a right-wing paramilitary group. The killings continued even months after the AUC supposedly disarmed in the Cucuta region as part of peace negotiations with the Colombian government. March 9, 2005.

Stephen Ferry has received the first-ever Tim Hetherington Grant, it was announced this morning. The grant was established to honor Hetherington, the photographer and filmmaker who was killed in Libya in April, 2011, and is administered by World Press Photo and Human Rights Watch with the support of Hetherington’s parents. Ferry received the grant €20,000 (US $27,500) in recognition of...

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