Remembering Chris Hondros and Tim HetheringtonNearly two years ago, photographers Chris Hondros and TimHetherington were killed in Misratah, Libya. Tim had just taken a photo ofa helmet punctured by a bullet hole when the mortar blast took him. Likemuch of his work, Hetherington’s last photo is ominous without beingovertly brutal — suggesting violence rather than graphically showing it.In the wake of the explosion he was conscious but bleeding heavily. Thewound probably could have been treated successfully if the rebels andjournalists that accompanied him knew first aid. Meanwhile, Chris lay afew feet away, unresponsive and dying from his own grievous injuries. Invideo filmed by Libyan rebels and posted on YouTube, doctors franticallytry to resuscitate the photographers in Misratah’s hospital. Both Tim andChris died shortly after.
Chris Hondros in MemoriamPhotographer Chris Hondros who was killed while on assignment in Misratah, Libya on Wednesday April 20, 2011
In this photo provided by Getty Images, Getty photographer Chris Hondros stands in front of a burning building whileon assignment on Monday, April 18, 2011, in Misrata, Libya. Hondros, 41, died Wednesday, April 20, 2011 after beingseriously wounded while on assignment in Misratah, Libya, according to Gettys director of photography, PanchoBernasconi. (APPhoto/Getty Images)
Tim Hetherington in MemoriamTim Hetherington, photographer and director of the film Restrepo, was killed in the besieged city of Misratah onWednesday April 20, 2011.