Photojournalists Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros killed in Libya


Reports are just coming in confirming the deaths of photojournalists Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros in Libya. The two were killed while covering fighting in a city called Misrata. ABCNews reports that there were three other photojournalists injured alongside Hondros and Hetherington: Michael Christopher Brown, Andre Liohn and an unknown third. These three are alive.

Our thoughts go out to the families of Hetherington and Hondros and other journalists in danger in Libya and elsewhere.

UPDATE (20 April 2011 – 1:52PM EST): NPPA reports the third journalist injured was Guy Martin. The New York Times reports that Martin is undergoing surgery.


  1. [...] their work well. What’s clear from their work and what’s being written about them after today’s tragic news, though, is that they were among the best in the business. Here are some reflections that have been [...]

  2. Chris says:

    The loss of anybody is tragic. Do you think the deaths of those killed on both sides in this conflict are tragic? Do you think the deaths of those killed in Afghanistan or Iraq by US and UK forces are any less tragic? Do the ‘other side, the ‘enemy’ qualify any less as Human?

    If you willingly put yourself in the line of fire sometimes you have to face the awful and tragic consequences of that action.

    Or do you have the polarised US view that this is some kind of democratic righteous war.

    The only terrorists are those from the USA.

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  3. [...] Matthew Craig (of MJR) and Julien Jourdes are curating an exhibition of recent photography from political revolutions in North Africa. The show opens 7pm, Thursday, April 28, at Instituto Cervantes in New York (211 East 49th Street). The show will include images by Samuel Aranda, Michael Christopher Brown, Bryan Denton, Mathias Depardon, Guy Martin, Gabriele Micalizzi, Andy Rocchelli, Luca Santese, Gabriele Stabile, Nicole Tung and Ricardo Garcia Vilanova. It will be an opportunity to celebrate the lives of Chris Hondros and Tim Hetherington, and proceeds from print and poster sales from the exhibition will go toward medical care for Guy Martin and Michael Christopher Brown, both injured in Libya last week. [...]

  4. [...] has just published Tim Hetherington’s final images, from Libya in April 2011. Hetherington and Chris Hondros were killed in Misrata, Libya, on April 20, 2011 [...]

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