Tim Hetherington & Chris Hondros: War Photogs Killed in Libya
Photojournalist & Restrepo Director Tim Hetherington Confirmed Killed in Misrata, Chris Hondros Also Killed
Photojournalist and Restrepo filmmaker Tim Hetherington has been killed in Misrata, as rebels clashed with Muammar Gaddafi's forces. Also reported killed was Chris Hondros, a Pulitzer Prize-nominated photojournalist. The deaths of Hetherington and Hondros were reported by fellow photographer André Liohn via his Facebook page. According to New York Times social media editor Lexi Mainland, the AP and the AFP had confirmed the deaths of Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros.
Later reports, though, say that Chris Hondros as alive, but in a coma. [Update: it has been reported by several sources that Chris Hondros has also died.] Photographers Guy Martin and Michael Brown were also injured in the attack that killed Hondros and Hetherington.
Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger won the US Documentary Grand Jury Prize at Sundance, as well as an Oscar nomination, for Restrepo, in which the two were embedded with a US army unit in Afghanistan for a year.
NPR's Andy Carvin found video footage of Chris Hondros and Guy Martin undergoing emergency surgery; Tim Hetherington is already dead. This is the link to the footage, in which Carvin explains why it is presented in the first place.
Tim Hetherington's last tweet was sent on April 19:
In besieged Libyan city of Misrata. Indiscriminate shelling by Qaddafi forces. No sign of NATO.
Though less famous than Tim Hetherington, Chris Hondros has amassed an impressive body of work: