Thursday, April 21, 2011

Minus two photojournalists

Two photojournalists were killed on Wednesday in Misurata by forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi. Seven rebel fighters and a Ukrainian doctor also were killed, and 2 other photojournalists - Michael Brown of Corbis and Guy Martin of Panos Pictures - were injured in the blast. "We were trying to get to a safe place. It was too quiet. It felt dangerous. I heard the whoosh of an explosion, and everybody was on the ground," said freelance photojournalist Guillermo Cervera, who was a few yards away when the mortar shell exploded.

Tim Hetherington, 40, was an award-winning news photographer and is pictured (1st image, on the right) next to Sebastian Junger, with whom he co-directed the documentary "Restrepo" (2010). The film, about a platoon of soldiers fighting the Taliban, was nominated for an Oscar and won the grand jury prize at Sundance Film Festival last year. Hetherington took the photo above (2nd image) and narrates this slideshow about the war in Afghanistan.

Chris Hondros, 41, was a veteran war photographer for Getty Images, covering conflicts around the globe, including Iraq, Afghanistan, Kosovo, Sierra Leone, Kashmir, Liberia and the West Bank since the late 1990s. In 2004, he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in spot news photography and in 2006 he won the Robert Capa Gold Medal. Hondros is pictured above (3rd image) on assignment in Libya 2 days before his death. The photograph above (4th image) is one of 7 in this slideshow of his work that was taken the day he was killed.

1 comment:

  1. This is ridiculous this shows that now the situation in Libya i think these incidents will continue until Libyan government fell down international community should think on Libya how to solve this problem and surrounding countries of Libya have to try to solve this problem mainly the government immediately resign and put elections.


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