Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Rest in Peace - Tim Hetherington

And then one place became more dangerous...

I just learned that photo-journalist/filmmaker, Tim Hetherington was killed in Libya while covering the conflict between the rebels and the government forces in Misrata. It has been reported that Heterington was wounded during a mortar shelling and died on 4/20/11 along with his colleague, American journalist Chris Hondros.

Tim Hetherington with camera

Tim may be best known for his work with Sebastian Junger on the documentary film Restrepo and his four World Press prizes.  British-born Tim Heatherington created short films about American G.I.’s he met in the  Korengal Valley and also produced Infidel, a book of photographs about the men of Battle Company of the 173rd Airborne.

Chris Hondros was an American photojournalist who was in Libya on assignment with Getty images. He was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for his images of civil war in Liberia. to see his amazing images go to

Chris Hondros
Below is a link from the Commitee to Protect Journalists, an independent, nonprofit organization which defends the rights of journalists to report the news without fear of reprisal. They have confirmed that 19 journalists were killed in 2011 (as of 6/9/11). 5 in Libya alone.

Rest in Peace, Tim. Rest in Peace, Chris Hondros

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