Photo by G.
Bill Moyers and Geoffrey Dicker
Journalist Bill Moyers has had (and is still having) and amazing career. He was the press secretary in the Lyndon Johnson administration and has been a champion of spirituality and a vocal critic of the media for being less interested in the needs of the people and being more focused on ‘the bottom line.’ He’s a hero in my book just for that stance alone, but he is so much more to me. He hosted a program (which also became a book) where he extensively interviewed philosopher Joseph Campbell. When I was first exposed to “the Power of Myth,” it made a radically positive impact on my life. I discovered so much about myself and it was my “gateway drug” to discover and put into practice the teachings of many spiritual and philosophical subjects. If you had to summarize in one sentence, the main takeaway from “The Power of Myth,” it is this – FOLLOW YOUR BLISS!
I revisit “The Power of Myth” often and when I asked Bill Moyers to sign my DVD and book, he was more than happy to do so! I told him how much “Myth” has changed my life and he was appreciative and grateful to hear that and even thanked ME! Too cool. Thanks so much Bill for everything I’ve said above and for being a walking example of the fact that as I am following my bliss, an amazing experience like meeting you became possible! Thanks again!
Photos of Tim Hetherington’s photos by G.
Tim Hetherington. Now showing at Yossi Milo Gallery in New York through May 19, 2012.
First off, please excuse the glare in the photos. You do the best you can in a crowded gallery with a protective layer of glass between you and these images.
Photojournalist Tim Hetherington died on location in Libya covering the war in 2011 and this exhibit at the Yossi Milo Gallery in New York celebrates the first major public exhibition of his photos. I met Tim Hetherington in 2010 and I’ve been upset to this day about his senseless death. Having first hand exposure to meeting someone so inspired and full of life (and extremely nice) to be murdered in a war has altered the way I think about life. If you see the film “Restrepo,” which Hetherington co-directed along with Sebastian Junger, I don’t see how or why ANYONE would want to go to war. It’s pointless and scary as hell!
By Tim Hetherington
These photos were taken on location in Liberia and Afghanistan and they are so much more poignant knowing that Hetherington would ultimately die covering the war. Photos and videos of his observations of the brotherhood of soldiers, the fragility of life and the measures people will go to protect themselves are extremely sobering but once again necessary to be seen in hopes that if people really knew what war was all about, maybe people would stop fighting.
Partial Gallery View
This exhibit of works by Tim Hetherington is showing at Yossi Milo Gallery (located at 245 Tenth Avenue) in New York through May 19, 2012.