BENEDICT SCHLEPPER-CONNOLLY Last Pictures
BENEDICT SCHLEPPER-CONNOLLY Last Pictures (world premiere)
In the final days of writing Last Pictures, I came across the final photographs of the war photographer Tim Hetherington, who was killed by a mortar in Libya in April of 2011. I was struck by the artistry in these shots. Hetherington's use of a medium format film camera, for example, surely slows down the process, at at time when you would expect speed to be the principal pursuit. These images go far beyond reportage, an attempt at beauty in the face of death.
~ Benedict Schlepper-Connolly, Den Haag, January 2012