Photographer Anton Hammerl still missing in Libya

Anton Hammerl, missing in Libya

At this week’s World Press Photo awards ceremony, winner Jodi Bieber called for the safe return of South African photographer Anton Hammerl, who was taken by pro-Gaddafi forces on April 5, 2011. According to CPJ, the South African government was told on April 22 that Hammerl was healthy and would be able to speak to his family soon. Since then, nothing has been heard about his whereabouts, health, or the conditions of his detainment. Other journalists detained at the same time, Clare Morgana Gillis, James Wright Foley and Manu Brabo, have been able to contact their families, but Hammerl’s family has heard nothing. His family has renewed efforts to contact him. Friends of the photographer have set up a facebook page to spread word about his situation.

Hammerl’s work can be seen at his website.

4 Responses to “Photographer Anton Hammerl still missing in Libya”

  1. daniel

    Thank you for keeping this in the public eye.

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