(Euronews: 0804 PST, April 21, 2011) Two award-winning war photographers are among Misurata's latest victims. They were killed after being caught in a rocket-propelled grenade attack, reportedly fired by government forces. Two other journalists in their group were injured.
Tim Hetherington, a 40-year-old British-American, was working in Libya for the US magazine Vanity Fair. He was best known for his work in Afghanistan; his Oscar-nominated documentary Restrepo featured a platoon of American soldiers in a remote and dangerous Afghan outpost. American photographer Chris Hondros was a Pulitzer Prize finalist and won multiple awards covering several conflicts.
Remembering Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros
(Democracy Now! 0800 PST, April 21, 2011) Award-winning photojournalists Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros were killed Wednesday when a group of journalists came under fire in the western Libyan city of Misurata. The pair, who had both covered conflict zones around the world, were part of a group of six photographers reporting on the Libyan conflict in a particularly dangerous part of Misurata.
Carroll Bogert of Human Rights Watch worked closely with Hetherington commissioning and disseminating his photos from war-torn regions. Most recently, Hetherington helped photograph secret police files from the Gaddafi documenting the brutality of the regime.
Christina Larson, a contributing editor to Foreign Policy magazine, worked with Hondros closely over the years.