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RIP Chris Hondros and Tim Hetherington

Chris Hondros (left) and Tim Hetherington (right)

Two days ago, award winning photojournalists Chris Hondros and Tim Hetherington lost their lives while covering the conflict in Mistrata, Libya.

Over the past couple of days I've been reading so many articles and obituaries about them. Both men risked their lives to show us the reality of war, both so talented and committed to their jobs that they clearly loved very much. 

I've seen many of Tim Hetherington's photos at exhibitions over the past few years, most recently at a group exhibition called My Father's House exhibition in London last November, which included photos taken during his travels in the United Arab Emirates and Yemen.

Hetherington's award winning documentary Restrepo set in Afghanistan was part of
The Empty Quarter's film screening, part of the Spectacle of War exhibition in Dubai. I hope they schedule another screening soon, an evening to honour and remember him. Read this touching tribute to Tim Hetherington written by Sebastian Junger, the author and filmmaker who collaborated with Hetherington on Restrepo.


RIP Chris Hondros (14th March 1970 – 20th April 2011)

RIP Tim Hetherington (5th December 1970 - 20th April 2011)


Chris Hondros obituary
Tim Hetherington obituary