Infidel is the first exhibition of award winning photographer Tim Hetherington (UK, 1970-2011) in the Netherlands. He was tragically killed in Libya whilst covering the conflict. Foam presents a selection of his photographs and videos, drawn from the series Sleeping Soldiers, Infidel and Diary. In his work Hetherington focused on the experience of military combat, both from the perspective of ordinary soldiers and the civilians caught up in the conflict. Through his photographs, writing and films, he provides us with new insights into human suffering as a result of war.
Infidel consists of large-scale images of the Korengal Valley in Afghanistan as well as intimate portraits of the American troops stationed there. Alongside, Foam is showing Hetherington’s film Sleeping Soldiers (2009). It is a personal and tender portrait of soldiers asleep whilst situated in a combat zone. The show also contains Diary, a short film consisting of original footage taken by Hetherington throughout his career. It explores the photographer’s private thoughts and feelings about his work.