PJ Tim Hetherington KIA

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From The WSJ:

The Oscar-nominated co-director of the 2010 film "Restrepo" was killed Wednesday in Libya amid a battle between rebel and government forces.

Tim Hetherington, who was also a contributing photographer to Vanity Fair, was killed when an explosive round landed in a group of press photographers accompanying a rebel patrol in the western city of Misrata.

Another photographer, Chris Hondros, sustained a grave head wound in the incident and was not expected to survive. At least one other photographer, Guy Martin, was also injured and undergoing surgery.
 
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That is sad. Very dangerous line of work, but you always hope they'll live through those stories.

Edit: Updated report says Mr. Hondros has succumbed to his injuries as well.

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A high school classmate of mine is a Getty PJ and colleague of Hondros, and posted this on his Facebook wall. So I'm passing it along here.

In lieu of flowers, the loved ones of Chris Hondros kindly request donations be made to The Chris Hondros Fund. This fund will provide scholarships for aspiring photojournalists and raise awareness of issues surrounding conflict photography.

The Chris Hondros Fund
c/o Christina Piaia
50 Bridge Street No. 414
Brooklyn, New York 1120
 
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