Month: April 2011

Two photojournalists killed, others severely injured in Libya

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British photographer and filmmaker Tim Hetherington and US photographer Chris Hondros have been killed while covering the conflict in Libya. Fellow photographer first André Liohn reported the news on his Facebook page with this message: “Sad news Tim Hetherington died in Misrata now when covering the front line. Chris Hondros is in a serious status. Michel Brown and Guy are wounded but fine.” BJP can confirm that Guy Martin, a young British photographer, was wounded in the attack. In the comments that followed, Liohn – who said he was at the hospital with both photographers – added that Hondros had later also died. The news was confirmed late on 21 April with The New York Times reporting that Hondros died of his injuries. “Hondros suffered an extensive loss of brain tissue and was revived twice before being triaged from care,” reports the newspaper. “He spent several hours in a coma and died after 10 p.m.” In a statement, Getty Images says that it is “deeply saddened to confirm the death of staff photographer Chris Hondros, who has …

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