‘Restrepo’ Director Is Killed in Libya


Tim Hetherington, the Oscar-nominated film director and conflict photographer who produced the film “Restrepo,” was killed in the besieged city of Misurata on Wednesday, and three photographers working beside him were wounded (...)


Hetherington has walked the front lines of documentary practice as well, exploring the boundaries between still images and moving, photojournalism and conceptual work

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And Pulitzer Prize-nominated photojournalist Chris Hondros of Getty Images was gravely wounded. There were earlier reports saying that Hondros had died. However, The New York Times is reporting from a source in Libya in a hospital that Hondros has a severe brain injury and is barely clinging to life.

Two other photojournalists, Michael Christopher Brown and Guy Martin of UK-Panos, were wounded.

They may have been struck by a rocket propelled grenade while working near the front lines in Misrata, one of their peers said.


It's an exceptionally sad day for the photojournalism community. Tim Hetherington, a British photojournalist and co-director of the documentary "Restrepo," was killed by a rocket propelled grenade in Misrata. Two other photojournalists, Chris Hondros and Guy Martin, were gravely injured in the same attack. A third, Michael Christopher Brown, was also injured, but less severely


Sad day

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