As most of you know, this week the photographic community lost two of our own, Chris Hondros and Tim Hetherington. While I didn’t know Tim, I first met Chris at Local 16 with his close friend at Getty, Chip Somodevilla. We closed the bar down that night and talked for hours about photography, travel and life in general. We’d stayed in touch since then and I was a huge admirer of his work and him as a person. He was a dear soul, an amazing talent and he will be missed.
Fiancée of Getty Images Photographer Chris Hondros Announces Fund to Aid Photojournalists
April 28, 2011 – The fiancée of Chris Hondros, the award-winning Getty Images photographer killed on April 20 in an attack by government forces in Misrata, Libya, has announced the formation of The Chris Hondros Fund, which will encourage and assist aspiring photojournalists, aid photojournalists and other journalists in conflict zones and raise awareness of issues surrounding their work.
Christina Piaia, who was engaged to Mr. Hondros, announced that contributions could be made by check to The Chris Hondros Fund, c/o Getty Images, 75 Varick St., 5th Floor, New York, NY 10013.
“Chris devoted his life to bringing the hardships of conflicts from Kosovo to Liberia to Afghanistan to Iraq into the public eye,” said Ms. Piaia. “We are setting up this fund to honor Chris’ memory, protect his colleagues in war-torn areas, and help aspiring journalists and photographers cover these events.”
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