Christopher Hitchens: a life in pictures
Images from Christopher Hitchens’s unapologetic and polemic account of his life, Hitch 22.
The Observer, Sunday 30 May 2010
‘Portrait of the author as a young man. The novel is called Soft Answers, and it proved to be second-rate’
‘Without any previous qualifications, I became a member of the Church of England. Malta, 1949’
‘On a picket line at a non-union factory’
‘Blockading a racist hairdresser, 1968. I am at the back, on the right-hand side. Arrest to follow’
‘In Cuba, at a work camp for young revolutionaries, 1968’
‘In Iraq, with an atheist banner, 1975’
"In Nicaragua with Vice-President Sergio Ramirez, a Sandinista and novelist"
‘With James Fenton and The Skip’
‘Reviewing the situation with Martin Amis in Cape Cod, 1975’
‘Passing on our genes: Martin Amis and I with Louis and Alexander, Cape Cod, 1985’
‘With Kurds on a destroyed Iraqi tank’
‘With Pesh Merga in Iraq, 8 July 1991’