Long Story Bit by Bit: Liberia Retold June 11 – 25, 2009
In the Frieda and Roy Furman Gallery ~ adjacent to the Walter Reade Theater lobby. Open daily 1:30 to 6pm.
Long Story Bit By Bit: Liberia Retold explores the dynamics of power, international complicity, and the search for justice in recent Liberian history. Bringing to life an extraordinary range of characters—from warlords to presidents, environmental activists to traditional hunters, political hustlers to democratic visionaries, Tim Hetherington examines the forces behind Liberia's past and present: from the raw power wielded by the young men of rebel groups to the corruption of the transitional government and on to the possibilities of a democratically elected president. His work brings names and faces to news headlines, and in doing so demonstrates that what happened in Liberia was not the product of inexplicable and random chaos. The images are excerpted from Hetherington's recently published book of the same title, entwining documentary photography, oral testimony, and personal writing.