Photojournalists Killed and Wounded in Libya

Posted by David Ozanich — 20 Apr 2011


Ugh. Very depressing news out of Libya. Via the NY Post:

Oscar-nominated director and photojournalist Tim Hetherington was killed in Libya Wednesday when a group of journalists he was with came under mortar fire in the besieged rebel-held city of Misrata.

Three other journalists were believed to have been wounded in the attack.

Hetherington, 41, a British-born Vanity Fair photojournalist with dual US citizenship, was nominated for an Oscar this year with co-director Sebastian Junger for "Restrepo," a documentary about US troops in Afghanistan.

US photojournalist Chris Hondros, who was on assignment for Getty Images, was initially reported to have died in the attack. However, it was later reported that he had been revived by doctors and was in extremely critical condition and fighting for life.

I've included some of Hondros's recent photos in this post. You can see the more here.



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