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In Memoriam | Tim Hetherington 1970-2011 Chris Hondros 1970-2011

Editor’s note: This post has been updated most recently on 1 May 2011. All the link additions can be found at the bottom of the post.

The world lost Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros in Libya yesterday, two not only great photojournalists, but based on tributes I have read,  two wonderful human beings. Both men were in their very early forties. Two other photographers, Guy Martin and Michael Christopher Brown were also injured by the blast that killed Hetherington and Hondros. Wednesday 20 April 2011 will remain as one of the darkest days in the history of photojournalism, along with 10 February 1971, the day when Larry Burrows, Henry Huet, Kent Potter, and Keisaburo Shimamoto were downed in Laos. I had never met either Tim Hetherington or Chris Hondros, but I had huge amount of respect and admiration for their work, not only the courage and willingness to put themselves in harm’s way  for their stories but especially for the compelling photographs they produced under the difficult and dangerous circumstances forever present in conflict situations. As soon as the terrible news were announced  during yesterday afternoon and evening,  countless tributes and memorials began flooding online on both sides of the Atlantic from both men’s friends and colleagues. I would like to show my own appreciation towards Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros by compiling here some of those mentioned tributes, as well links to some interviews and work of both the photojournalists. I would like to dedicate this post  to the memory of the two men and to their friends and family. My thoughts are with them at this very sad time. I can only imagine the pain felt by those who knew Tim and Chris personally.  I hope friends and family can find some solace in the fact that neither of them lived their lives in vain. Not only did both Hetherington and Hondros spend most of  their careers highlighting important issues  that would have otherwise been ignored or overlooked by the general public in countries such the UK and US, but they also practiced their craft at the very top tier of our industry to a very high standard and they were setting a mark towards which the rest of us should always strive for. Tim and Chris will be greatly missed.

Tim Hetherington 1970-2011

“My pictures were being used to illustrate others’ ideas, so I started making stories to express my own ideas about the world”  – Tim Hetherington

“My work is about trying to get us to understand that we are connected and trying to build bridges and understanding between people.”  – Tim Hetherington on Twitter August 27, 2010

Please take a moment to write a message to Tim Hetherington’s family and share it with his friends http://timhetherington.org/condolences/

Chris Hondros 1970-2011

Chris Hondros Guest Book

Funeral Services Announced For Chris Hondros

The initial news…

Articles – New York Times: ‘Restrepo’ Director and a Photographer Are Killed in Libya (NYT: April 2011)

Articles – BBC: Two photojournalists killed in Libyan city of Misrata (BBC: April 2011)

Articles – PDN: Tim Hetherington Killed In Libya (PDN: April 2011)

Articles – PDN: Chris Hondros Killed in Libya (PDN: April 2011)

“He was driven to make the most compelling images in some of the world’s most chaotic places. He strove to make a difference, to make people feel what he was seeing.” Los Angeles Times staff photographer Rick Loomis on Chris Hondros

Articles – LA Times: Photojournalists Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros killed in Libya (LAT Framework: April 2011)

Articles – BJP: Two photojournalists killed, others severely injured in Libya (BJP: April 2011)

Articles – MSNBC: Two photojournalists are killed and two others injured in rocket attack in Misrata (MSNBC: April 2011)

Articles – CPJ: Photojournalists Hetherington, Hondros dead in Libya (CPJ: April 2011)

Articles – Guardian: Documentary maker Tim Hetherington and photographer Chris Hondros killed (Guardian: April 2011)

Tributes and memorials…

Articles – NPPA: Tim Hetherington, Chris Hondros Killed In Libya (NPPA: April 2011)

Articles – Guardian: Tim Hetherington obituary (Guardian: April 2011)

“He knew what path he wanted to follow, his work was direct and purposeful and stood as an example to many of his proteges.”

Articles – Panos Pictures: Tim Hetherington 1970 – 2011 (Panos: April 2011)

Articles – BBC: Tim Hetherington: 1970 – 2011 (BBC: April 2011)

Blogs – CJ Chivers: Almost Dawn in Libya: Chris & Tim, Heading Home. (Writer’s blog: April 2011)

Articles – TIME: Tim Hetherington in Memoriam (TIME LB: April 2011)

Articles – TIME: Chris Hondros in Memoriam (TIME LB: April 2011)

Articles – NYT Lens: Parting Glance: Chris Hondros (NYT Lens: April 2011)

Articles – NYT Lens: Parting Glance: Tim Hetherington (NYT Lens: April 2011)

Articles – Wall Street Journal: Remembering Chris Hondros (WSJ: April 2011)

Articles – New Yorker Photo Booth: In Memoriam: Tim Hetherington (New Yorker: April 2011)

Articles – Sue Turton (Al Jazeera): Remembering Tim Hetherington (Al Jazeera: April 2011)

Blogs – FotoBoogie: Tim Hetherington gone but never forgotten 

Blogs – Fred Ritchin: Tim Hetherington, a casualty of war 

Blogs – Michael Grieve: The integrity of Tim Hetherington

Blogs – David Alan Harvey: only the good die young..

Blogs – Kenneth Jarecke: For What’s It’s Worth

Blogs – Vincent Laforet: 2 Great photographers lost today in Libya – doing what they loved to do. (Photographer’s blog: April 2011)

Blogs – Andrew Hetherington: Dear Tim (WTJ: April 2011)

Blogs – Pete Kiehart: Chris and Tim

Articles – Dana Stevens (Slate): Tim Hetherington’s Diary (Slate: April 2011)

Articles – Peter Bradshaw: Tim Hetherington: a brilliant journalist and a courageous, radical film-maker (Guardian: April 2011)

Articles – Xan Brooks: Tim Hetherington: one of the finest photojournalists on the planet (Guardian: April 2011)

Articles – Sebastian Junger:  Tim Hetherington (Vanity Fair: April 2011)

NYT Mag DoP Kathy Ryan’s tribute to Tim…

Articles – Kathy Ryan: Remembering Tim Hetherington (6thfloor blog NYT: April 2011)

“Tim died in pursuit of a story for us” – David Campbell

Articles – David Campbell: Post-photography: Tim Hetherington’s living legacy (DC blog: April 2011)

“Without Chris, Tim, and other photojournalists like them, the truth about the horrors of war can easily be hidden. Dismissed. Accepted.” – Andrea Bruce

Articles – Andrea Bruce: Chris Hondros : A Photojournalist Remembered (NPR: April 2011)

Articles – Craydon Carter (Vanity Fair): A Loss in the Family: Tim Hetherington 1970-2011 (VF: April 2011)

Articles – Sebastian Doggart: Tim Hetherington: A hero’s journey (Telegraph: April 2011)

Articles – Channel4 (UK): Tim Hetherington : a Tribute (Channel4: April 2011)

Articles – Life: Chris Hondros in Memoriam (Life.com: April 2011)

Articles – Getty Images blog: Chris Hondros, friend and colleague (Getty blog: April 2011)

Articles – Life: Remembering Tim Hetherington (Life.com: April 2011)

Articles – Doctors Without Borders: In Memoriam: Chris Hondros (Doctors without Borders: April 2011)

Interviews – Sebastian Junger on Tim Hetherington (ABC News: April 2011)

Articles – ABC News: A Filmmaker Tim Hetherington’s Last Message (ABC News: April 2011)

““The news that Chris Hondros was killed in Misurata is a gut punch to so many people, for so many reasons, both because he was so young, so talented, and perhaps most of all because he was so fearless. It is impossible to imagine him doing anything but the work he loved doing. The world is a more enlightened and more aware place today because Chris Hondros felt such a profound responsibility to brave war zones in order to share the truth in poignant images with the rest of the world.” – John Kerry

“Everything about him — his passion, his sense of purpose, and his spirit — gave meaning to the word `photojournalist.” – John Kerry

Articles – Boston Globe: John Kerry recalls photographer Chris Hondros killed in Libya (Boston Globe: April 2011)

We should never forget how dangerous it is to cover conflicts…

Articles – Roger Tooth: ‘Photographers have to be near the action. Sometimes too near’ (Guardian: April 2011) Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros were killed while shooting the war in Libya. The Guardian head of photography explains the unique challenge of war photojournalism

Articles – NPR: The Toll of Covering Conflicts (NPR: April 2011)

Articles – Sean Smith: War photographers are not addicted to danger (Guardian: April 2011)

Articles – Boston Globe Big Picture: Photographers in Peril (Boston Globe: April 2011)

Articles – NPR: War Photographers Joao Silva and Greg Marinovich on their injuries,ethics (NPR: April 2011)

Articles – Scott Strazzante: On life and loss, death and photojournalism (Chicago Tribune: April 2011)

Articles – Daily Beast: Libya War Photographers’ Final Hours (DB: April 2011)

Some debate going on regarding if the news were appropriate to be broken on social media first…

Articles – Teru Kuwayama: Notifying Next of Kin in the Age of Facebook (PBS: April 2011)

Articles – Wired Rawfile blog: Journalists Killed in Libya, News Breaks on Facebook (Raw File: April 2011)

Some interviews with Tim and Chris…

Interviews – Tim Hetherington’s Last Interview (Outsideonline.com: 2011)

InterviewsTim Hetherington : The fault lines of West Africa (Frontline Club: 2009)

InterviewsTim Hetherington (PBS video from 2009 on on A Photo Editor blog)

Essential reading…

InterviewsTim Hetherington : By Any Means Necessary (Foto8: 2008)

InterviewsTim Hetherington and Gary Knight discuss war photography (Dispatches)

InterviewsChris Hondros (Chicago Tribune Assignment Chicago blog: 2011)

InterviewsChris Hondros : Me and Joseph Duo (Digital Journalist: 2005)

InterviewsChris Hondros : Life Behind the Lens (MSNBC)

Some Tim Hetherington interviews from the PJ Links archive…

Hetherington, Tim (BBC: October 2010)

Hetherington, Tim (Guernica: September 2010)

Hetherington, Tim talks about his documentary Restrepo (NPR: June 2010)

“If you are interested in mass communication, then you have to stop thinking of yourself as a photographer. We live in a post-photographic world. If you are interested in photography, then you are interested in something — in terms of mass communication — that is past. I am interested in reaching as many people as possible.” – Tim Hetherington

Hetherington, Tim (NYT Lens: June 2010)

Hetherington Tim (video) (VF: December 2007) Pushing back the Taliban and al-Qaeda in Afghanistan’s strategically crucial Korengal Valley is one of the U.S. Army’s deadliest challenges. For “Into the Valley of Death” (January 2008), Sebastian Junger dug in with the men of Second Platoon, whose humor, courage, and camaraderie come under daily fire. In this video, which features battlefront footage shot by Junger and photographer Tim Hetherington for ABC News, Junger and Hetherington talk about their experiences in Afghanistan while working on the story.

Hetherington, Tim on his Liberia project (BBC: 2009)

Hetherington, Tim at NYPH (video c. 45 minutes) (What’s the Jackanory: May 2009)

Their work…

The photojournalism community is in shock today, but we can take some comfort in knowing that both men died doing what they most loved. We can celebrate and applaud their lives’ work and achievements.

Tim’s website

Chris’ website

Features and Essays – NYT: Chris Hondros, at Work in Libya (NYT Lens: April 2011)

Features and Essays – MSNBC: Photojournalist Chris Hondros  tribute slideshow (MSNBC: April 2011)

Features and Essays – Guardian: Chris Hondros – a retrospective in pictures (Guardian: April 2011)

Features and Essays – BBC: Chris Hondros in Libya: The last photographs (BBC: April 2011)

Features and Essays – Chris Hondros: Baghdad in D Minor (NYT Lens: 2010)

Some Chris Hondros features from the PJ Links archive…

101st Airborne in Afghanistan (Newsnet5.com: October 2010)

Firefight in Afghanistan (Montreal Gazette: July 2010) Hondros NYT Lens

Afghanistan, seen through a Humvee window (MSNBC: June 2010)

My window onto Kandahar (Tampabay.com: June 2010) M-ATV vehicle in Kandahar, Afghanistan

Features and Essays – Guardians: Tim Hetherington – a retrospective in pictures (Guardian: April 2011)

Features and Essays – Tim Hetherington’s photographs (MSNBC: April 2011)

Features and Essays – Vanity Fair: Tim Hetherington: A Vanity Fair Portfolio (VF: April 2011)

Videos – Tim Hetherington: Diary (Photographer’s Vimeo: 2010)

Videos – Tim Hetherington: Sleeping Soldiers (Photographer’s Vimeo: 2009)

Videos – Tim Hetherington: Healing Sport (The Photography Channel)

Some Tim Hetherington features from the PJ Links archive…

Infidel (NYT Lens: October 2010) A Family Album: American Soldiers at War

Restrepo (Visura: August 2010)

Death Valley Days article (NYT: June 2010) About Restrepo documentary

Tim Hetherington : In focus (New Yorker: April 2010)

As mentioned at the start of this post, two other photographers, Guy Martin and Michael Christopher Brown, were also injured by the same blast that killed Tim and Chris. Guy Martin’s injuries were serious. I wish him safest of recoveries.

MSNBC: Doctor: Two Western photographers recovering in Misrata

Articles – PDN: Guy Martin Critical But Stable (PDN: April 2011)

Articles – BJP: Injured British photographer in serious, but stable condition (BJP: April 2011)

Articles – Huck: Photographer Guy Martin seriously injured (Huck Magazine: April 2011)

Friday 22 April Update:

Lens blog have just put up a piece about Guy Martin…

Articles – NYT Lens: At 27, Guy Martin Becomes a Veteran (NYT Lens: April 2011)

Saturday 23 April Update:

New York Magazine: Shooters: The City’s War Photographers Mourn Two of Their Own (NY Mag: April 2011)

James Rainey: The deaths in Libya of Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros hit home with their fellow photojournalists. (LAT: April 2011)

David Schonauer: The Risky History of the War Photographer (Monroe Gallery blog: April 2011)

Michael Kamber: A Group of Conflict Photographers Runs Out of Luck (NYT: April 2011)

Greg Campbell:  Chris Hondros, RIP (Salon: April 2011) How my best friend died in a combat zone

NYT At War blog:  Service Held for Combat Photographers and Doctor Killed in Misurata (NYT: April 2011)

Photojournalists embark on final journey home (Storyful.com: April 2011)

Al Jazeera: Ajdabiya honours fallen British photojournalist (Al Jazeera: April 2011)

Wall Street Journal: A look at the NYC photojournalism community in the wake of this weeks tragedies (WSJ: April 2011)

“As those close to him knew, Tim was preparing to apply to Magnum this June, while we were preparing to welcome him into our family. Many of us will now always feel there is an empty chair with his name on it during our gatherings.” – Jonas Bendiksen

Magnum Photos: Remembering Tim Hetherington & Chris Hondros (Magnum: April 2011)

Peter van Agtmael: Testimony from a Colleague: Looking Back at Tim Hetherington’s Liberia (TIME LB: April 2011)

Nic Bothma: Tribute to Chris Hondros, who ventured far with his torch (CPJ: April 2011)

Andrew Burton: Hetherington and Hondros, In Memoriam (Photographer’s blog: April 2011)

Amanda Rivkin: Tumbling through Chris Hondros’ Getty Archive (Photographer’s Tumblr: April 2011)

Guardian have put up a slideshow of some of Guy Martin’s work…

Guardian: Photographer Guy Martin capturing the conflict in Libya : in pictures (Guardian: April 2011)

Sunday 24 April Update:

Brian Till: “The Bang Bang Club,” Tim Hetherington, and Bearing Witness (The Atlantic: April 2011)

Boston Globe Big Picture blog: Photojournalist Chris Hondros: At Work in Misurata, Libya (Boston Globe: April 2011)

TIME – Libyan Rebels Dedicate Town Square to Journalist Tim Hetherington (TIME: April 2011)

Amanda Rivkin: In Memoriam: Chris Hondros and Tim Hetherington (Photographer’s blog: April 2011)

Interviews – Greg Marinovich talks about conflict photojournalism, The Bang Bang Club (Daily Beast: April 2011)

NY service for Chris Hondros Wednesday 27 April at 1 pm Sacred Hearts St. Stephens Church 125 Summit St. Brooklyn

Monday 25 April update:

BBC World Service: From Our Own Correspondent:  Stuart Hughes reflects on the risks of reporting wars (BBC: April 2011)

Newsweek: The Last Witnesses (Newsweek: April 2011) War photographers Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros

Charles Glass: Photographers: The First Casualties of War (Takimag.com: April 2011)

NPPA: Funeral Services Announced For Chris Hondros 

Matt Lutton: The Chris Hondros photograph that changed me (dvafoto: April 2011)

John Louis Lucaites: Of Totems and Taboos (No Caption Needed: April 2011)

Tuesday 26 April Update:

David Carr: War, in Life and Death (NYT: April 2011) Carr on Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros

Michael Ware : To Talk With Ghosts (Newsweek: April 2011) Ware on the Pain of War Reporting

Bagnewsnotes: Remembering Chris Hondros, Part I (BNN: April 2011)

Chris Hondros’ memorial service will be streamed live here Wednesday 1pm EST.

Thursday 28 April Update: 

Barrie Peach Special Envoy’s Mission, Benghazi: In Memory of Tim Hetherington (FCO.gov.uk: April 2011)

NPPA: London Funeral For Tim Hetherington In May (NPPA: April 2011)

NPPA: Chris Hondros Remembered As A “Prophetic Humanist” (NPPA: April 2011)

Lucy Davies: Tim Hetherington: a tribute (Telegraph: April 2011)

Todd Heisler: Chris Hondros in New York (NYT Lens: April 2011)

BagNewsNotes: Remembering Chris Hondros, Part II (BNN: April 2011)

Amy Yenkin: Remembering Tim Hetherington (Open Society: April 2011)

Christina Larson: In Memoriam, Chris Hondros (Foreign Policy: April 2011)

Saturday 30 April 2011 Update:

Peter Bouckaert: The Vulture Club Tim Hetherington was a member of a special, close-knit brotherhood: people who work in war zones. (Foreign Policy: April 2011)

BagNewsNotes: Remembering Chris Hondros, Part III: Tal Afar (BNN: April 2011)

Getty Images: Fiancée of Getty Images Photographer Chris Hondros Announces Fund to Aid Photojournalists   April 28, 2011 – The fiancée of Chris Hondros, the award-winning Getty Images photographer killed on April 20 in an attack by government forces in Misrata, Libya, has announced the formation of The Chris Hondros Fund, which will encourage and assist aspiring photojournalists, aid photojournalists and other journalists in conflict zones and raise awareness of issues surrounding their work.   Christina Piaia, who was engaged to Mr. Hondros, announced that contributions could be made by check to The Chris Hondros Fund, c/o Getty Images, 75 Varick St., 5th Floor, New York, NY 10013.   “Chris devoted his life to bringing the hardships of conflicts from Kosovo to Liberia to Afghanistan to Iraq into the public eye,” said Ms. Piaia. “We are setting up this fund to honor Chris’ memory, protect his colleagues in war-torn areas, and help aspiring journalists and photographers cover these events.”   Please direct requests for information to Jim Rosenfeld at Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP, 1633 Broadway, 27th Floor | New York, NY 10019; Tel: (212) 603-6455; Fax: (212) 489-8340; Email: jamesrosenfeld@dwt.com.

1 May 2011 Update: 

Max Hastings: Death or Glory (Financial Times: April 2011)

Régis Le Sommier: My Footsteps in Your Footsteps (Paris Match: April 2011)

Washington Post: Style writer Dan Zak reflects on collaborating with photographers (WP: April 2011)

Olivier Laurent: Remembering Chris Hondros (BJP: April 2011)

Donald R. Winslow: Chris Hondros Remembered As A “Prophetic Humanist” (NPPA: April 2011

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Written by Mikko Takkunen

April 21, 2011 at 1:14 am

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