Saturday, 23 April 2011

The Value Of One Life

The death this week of photojournalist and acclaimed filmmaker Tim Heatherington has really touched me.

This uniquely talented, committed humanitarian had devoted his life's work,to focus attention upon the world's war zones, evoking powerful images of the fighting factions and the impact of their actions upon the civillians.

For his efforts he was rewarded in turns with suspicion, respect, fear, acclaim, hate and much love.

He ultimately met his death in Libya this week, making those less brave of us to go there, aware of just how lucky we are to live in a democratic nation that grants us; as of right, free speech and free will to decide who governs us.

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