It’s What They Did

Chris Hondros

In the name of journalism, filmmaker Tim Hetherington and Getty Images photojournalist Chris Hondros got themselves killed in Libya this week.

Most of the coverage has been about Hetherington, co-director of the Oscar-nominated documentary Restrepo.

Less has been written about Hondros, who has been toting his cameras from war zone to war zone since the late 90’s.   Because we have access to Getty Images, I thought the best way to pay tribute would be to post some of the last people he saw through his lens before he was mortally wounded in Misrata on Wednesday.

Rebels fighting Gaddafi forces in same building.

Rebels carry a wounded comrade.
Rebel fighter on burning stairwell.

Without Chris Hondros and all the photojournalists who capture the world through their lenses, journalism in all of its forms would be as appealing and digestible as day-old dry toast.

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About Gerry

I've been covering Connecticut news and sports since 1974. I know, I don't look that old.
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3 Responses to It’s What They Did

  1. Mary says:

    Thanks for the post, a fitting tribute for a life well lived.

  2. JH says:

    Thank you my friend.

  3. magsx2 says:

    Hi,
    I hadn’t heard about this in the news at all, how very sad. They will be missed, but always remembered through the wonderful work that was accomplished. Fantastic photo’s, Thank You for showing these, and getting the information out there.
    My thoughts and prayers to their Family’s and Friends.

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