Sad day in photography.

Two of the best war photo journalists were killed in Libya yesterday.  Good photo journalists are world patriots risking their lives to make sure we see the story.  Like other patriots, these two knew the dangers, accepted them, and died because of them.  
British-born Tim Hetherington, co-director of the documentary Restrepo about U.S. soldiers on an outpost in Afghanistan, was killed inside the only rebel-held city in western Libya, said his U.S.-based publicist, Johanna Ramos Boyer. The city has come under weeks of relentless shelling by government troops.
Chris Hondros, a New York-based photographer for Getty Images, was also killed. His work appeared in major magazines and newspapers around the world, and his awards include the Robert Capa Gold Medal, one of the highest prizes in war photography. - NPR website.

Below are two NPR pieces about them.  The first reports their deaths.  The second is a Fresh Air interview with one of them.

NPR Story

Fresh Air interviews.

PHOTO note:  No photo today since the post is about them. 


  1. So sad, Karl. I don't know what else to say. It's always unexplainable.

  2. One interesting coincidence in this matter is that one of the photographers killed lived upstairs above my youngest son in a loft nestled in the DUMBO area of Brooklyn. Small world.


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