Injured war photographer to give UK talk

Guy Martin, who was injured in an attack in Libya that killed fellow photojournalists Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros, will be speaking at an event in Cornwall on 14 January.

Guy Martin

Picture credit: Guy Martin

Guy Martin, who was injured in an attack in Libya that killed fellow photojournalists Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros, will be speaking at an event in Cornwall on 14 January.

Martin will talk about his photographs of Libya and Egypt, alongside key images, for the first time since he was badly injured in a rocket attack in Misrata last April.

The photographer, who is a lecturer at University College Falmouth, will be in conversation with Julian Rodriguez, who heads up the college’s Department of Media.

The talk is one of a number of events that include an exhibition of Martin’s work called Shifting Sands, which runs from 10-14 January.

‘The photography frames a series of events highlighting the heavy price that can be paid by frontline photojournalists, in the cause of documenting the struggle for freedom,’ said a college spokesperson.

Tickets for ‘Guy Martin in conversation’ cost £10 (£7 concessions). The event starts at 7.30pm.

The college says proceeds will go to The Rory Peck Trust which supports freelance newsgatherers and their families.

We understand that the free-to-enter exhibition may also tour the UK after its Falmouth showing.

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