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Clichés are tricky things. They convey a kind of truth — but can ring hollow. They can sound profound — but once uttered, they’re utterly forgettable. And while often employed to pay tribute to an individual, or to describe a specific profession, some clichés can be applied to a litany of vocations.

When other people run away from danger, they run toward it. They go into battle armed with nothing but courage. Like everyone else, they experience fear — but unlike everyone else, they keep going.

Ultimately, though, there’s one especially odd, defining characteristic about clichés: they endure for a reason. And while some of the assertions above — about running toward danger or experiencing fear — could easily pertain to any number of pursuits, from firefighting to mountain climbing, very few occupations in the world can make those platitudes sound new and meaningful again quite like the job of war photographer.

Ralph Morse—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images

Here, in a short film by Will Wedig, Jonah Weintraub and Bill Shapiro — made to honor recipients of Time Inc’s prestigious Briton Hadden Lifetime Achievement Award — the profession and the passion of war photography, as practiced across decades by acknowledged masters, get their due.

One of the honorees, LIFE’s Ralph Morse, was sent to the Pacific in World War II as the youngest war correspondent working in that theater. All he managed to accomplish during the conflict was to survive the sinking of a cruiser off of Guadalcanal; make dozens of the most celebrated (and shocking) pictures to come out of the global conflagration; chronicle the liberation of Paris in 1944; and record the German surrender to Eisenhower in 1945. (Morse went on to so devotedly and inventively cover the early days of the Mercury Seven and the Space Race that John Glenn dubbed him the “eighth astronaut,” while LIFE’s long-time managing editor George Hunt once declared that “if LIFE could afford only one photographer, it would have to be Ralph Morse.”)

Larry Burrows—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images

The late, British-born Larry Burrows distinguished himself covering Southeast Asia from 1962 until his death in 1971. His work, from the searing single image, “Reaching Out” (featuring a wounded Marine desperately trying to comfort a stricken comrade after a fierce 1966 firefight in a landscape that might have given Hieronymus Bosch nightmares) to his great photo essay, “One Ride With Yankee Papa 13,” not only captured the war in Vietnam. For millions of people around the world, Burrows’ pictures encompassed and defined the long, divisive catastrophe.

He and three fellow photojournalists died when their helicopter was shot down during operations in Laos. Larry Burrows was 44.

James Nachtwey for TIME

Finally, there’s James Nachtwey, who has covered civil strife, natural disasters and armed conflicts around the globe for more than three decades. He has seen fellow photographers and friends injured and killed while doing their jobs. He has been wounded himself (in Iraq in 2003, when an insurgent tossed a grenade into a Humvee that he and TIME’s Michael Weisskopf were riding in). He was the subject of the 2001 Oscar-nominated documentary, War Photographer, and is widely regarded as the greatest living photojournalist.

“To see life,” Henry Luce wrote in his now-famous 1936 mission statement for LIFE magazine, delineating what he envisioned as his new venture’s workmanlike method and its lofty aims. “To see the world; to eyewitness great events … to see strange things — machines, armies, multitudes … to see and be amazed; to see and be instructed.”

Across decades, Morse, Burrows and Nachtwey have seen, and have helped us see, the very best and the absolute worst that humanity can offer.

When other people ran from danger, they ran toward it. They went into battle armed with nothing but courage. They experienced fear — and they kept going. These are war photographers.

Ben Cosgrove is the editor of LIFE.com.

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Features and Essays

Some interesting features from the upcoming National Geographic Magazine’s December issue…

David Guttenfelder: Japan’s Nuclear Refugees (NGM)

photo: Chia Ming Chien

Various photographers: The City Solution (NGM)

Jim Richardson: King James Bible (NGM)

A lot of people raving about this last week online…

Seamus Murphy: A Darkness Visible | Afghanistan (MediaStorm)

Beautiful photos by Getty’s Daniel Berehulak from the Sonepur Mela fair in India…

Daniel Berehulak: The Sonepur Mela (TIME) India

This week’s TIME US edition cover story…

Peter van Agtmael: An Army Apart (Lightbox)

I wished I had received the  US edition as opposed to Time Europe with Platon’s smirking Berlusconi…

Noticed van Agtmael’s cover is a crop of one of the frames seen in the Ligthbox slideshow…

Magnum photographers: Paris in Winter (Newsweek)

Adam Dean has the cover of Newsweek International this week with a portrait of Ai Weiwei…slideshow on the magazine’s website…

Adam Dean : Ai Weiwei (Newsweek)

Nicolas Righetti: Syria: Posters of Bashar al-Assad (Newsweek)

Ed Ou: Syrian Refugees in Turkey (NYT)

Ed Ou: Somali-Kenyan Border (Polka) multimedia

Andrea Bruce: Leaving Camp Victory in Baghdad (NYT)

Definitely worth checking out…This year’s Joop Swart Masterclass participants’ projects…

2011 Joop Swart Masterclass galleries (World Press Photo)

Sanjit Das: The End of Splendid Isolation? (Panos) Bhutan

Ivor Prickett:  Free Libya (Panos)

Zed Nelson: South Sudan (Guardian)

From VII…

Adam Ferguson: Looking Home, At War (VII) Same in VII Magazine

Jocelyn Bain Hogg: The Family (VII)

Ed Kashi: America’s Uninsured (VII)

Ed Kashi: Ze Peixe: A Life at Sea VII)

Sim Chi Yin: China’s Rat Tribe (VII)

Donna Ferrato: Domestic Abuse (NYT Lens) Ferrato’s website

Alessandra Sanguinetti: The Sixth Day (Photo Booth)

Peter Hapak: The Art of War: Honoring the Fallen for a Lifetime (Lightbox) Hapak’s website

Chantal Heijnen: Bronxites (NYT Lens)  Heijnen’s website

August Bradley: Portraits of 99 from Occupy Wall Street (NYT Lens) Bradley’s project’s website

Brian David Steven:  War veterans (BBC)

Adam Amengual: Leaving the Life: Portraits of Former Gang Members (Lightbox)

Fredrik Naumann: Return to Utøya (Panos)

Mario Tama: Nascar (CNN photo blog)

Jesse Burke: Deer Stands (Lightbox)

Tiana Markova-Gold: Prostitution in Morocco (Lightbox) Markova-Gold’s website

Martina Bagicalupo: One woman’s story of surviving 20 years of conflict in Uganda (MSNBC)

Paolo Woods: The Land of Prophets (Institute)

Shelby Lee Adams: Of Kentucky (NYT)

Danny Wilcox Frazier: South Dakota’s Badlands (MSNBC)

Matt Eich: Hunting Alligators in Louisiana (MSNBC)

Abbas: Kolkata (Magnum)

Greg Brown: Aerial Photos of Ground Zero (NYT Lens)

Kim Badawi: Gaza Stripper (Stern) You can see the full set at Reportage site

Patrick Farrell: Haitian Black Gold (ZReportage)

Narciso Contreras: Little Burma (ZReportage)

Ali Arkady: The Day Labourers in Northern Iraq (Foto8)

Wendy Marijnissen: Because I’m a Girl : Rape in Pakistan (Photographer’s Vimeo)

Misha Friedman: An Invisible Epidemic (PDN Photo of the Day)

Interviews and Talks

Christopher Anderson at the 2011 World Press Photo Masterclass (World Press Photo)

Sebastiao Salgado (CPN)

David Guttenfelder : Outside the Frame: Rare chance to see inside Fukushima (MSNBC)  Related by Guttenfelder: Inside Fukushima (Guardian) | AP photographer Guttenfelder’s website

Don McCullin on Social Documentary Photography (Vimeo)

Ben Lowy (Photo Booth)

Ed Kashi : What is Photojournalism (Kashi blog)

Andrew Hetherington:  The day I photographed the great Joe Frazier (WTJ?)

Huge congratulations to Antonio Bolfo for becoming fully represented Getty Reportage photographer last week!

Antonio Bolfo : Attending Joop Swart Masterclass (Getty Reportage Tumblr)

Susan Seubert (Youtube)

Martina Bagicalupo (MSNBC)

KC Ortiz (Juxtapoz)

Kate Peters (The SIP)

Tessa Bunney (e-photoreview)

Articles

The month in photography…

photo: George Georgiou

Guardian: The Month in Photography  | The Observer New Review’s monthly guide to the 20 best photographic exhibitions and books, featuring Josef Koudelka, Diane Arbus, Bruce Davidson, Helmut Newton, Terry Richardson and Walker Evans.

photo: Chris Hondros

Peter Beaumont: Reporting Libya: freelance coverage, full-time dangers (Guardian)

Clare Morgana Gillis: What I Lost in Libya (The Atlantic)

The Atlantic:  ’Under Fire’: a new documentary shows that war is hell for journalists

David Campbell: The elusive enemy: Looking back at the “war on terror’s” visual culture

BagNewsNotes: Tents: The Overarching Symbol of Occupy (BNN)

The Atlantic: CNN Photojournalists Lose Jobs to Cheaper, Better Cameras

photo: William Eggleston

Guardian: Paris Photo 2011 – in pictures

Lightbox: Paris Photo 2011 Spotlights Sub-Saharan Africa

BJP: New festival to offer grants to photographers

WSJ: How an Image Becomes an Icon

Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize winner annouced and exhibition opened….

BJP: Taylor Wessing winner

photo: Jooney Woodward

Guardian: Taylor Wessing portrait prize: another animal, another girl with red hair | Was Jooney Woodward’s shot of a red-head holding a guinea pig really the best of the 6,000 entries? And what makes her think it’s an ‘unsettling’ work

Evening Standard: Taylor Wessing exhibition review

photos: Pete Marlow

Telegraph: Magnum Contact Sheets book reviewed

BBC: Magnum Contact Sheets

Lightbox: The Singular Approach: Chien-Chi Chang’s Contact Sheet Chronicle

BBC: Andreas Gursky’s Rhein II sets photo record

PDN: Gursky’s Print Goes for $4.5 Million, Observers Say: Huh?   | Related: Nick Turpin blog: Value Added?

Joerg Colberg: How much are photographs worth?

PDN: Ad Banned in UK for Showing Super Skinny Model

Guardian: Photographer David Trood’s Best Shot 

Verve: Corentin Fohlen

Verve: Beth Yarnelle Edwards 

BJP: The alleged murderer of photojournalist Trent Keegan has been acquitted because of a lack of evidence

Chicago Tribune: iPad Apps for Photojournalists – Tuesday Tips

multiMedia, Apps, and Publications


Foto8 back issues on Issuu

The Condition One App : Features in NYT Lens | Lightbox | BJP

Jason Larkin has transformed his project Cairo Divided into a free 32 page newsprint publication…I picked up a copy from Jason himself last week at the World Press Photo exhibition opening here in London…do go order one…

Cairo Divided : Project website

Between Land : Project website

Awards, Grants, Competitions, and Exhibition opportunities

Magenta Flash Forward 2012 submissions open

The Street Photography Awards 2012

International Festival of Photojournalism calling for entries

Brad Vest Named College Photographer Of The Year (NPPA)

Wine Photo winners

PhotoPhilanthropy – Student Grant Round 5 

An opportunity for young Asian photographers…

Scholarship for Diploma in Photojournalism run by the Konrad Adenauer Asian Center for Journalism at the Ateneo de Manila University (ACFJ) : The deadline is on Friday, 10 February 2012.

One Shot: The City – Intl Photo Awards

Crowdfunding, Initiatives, and Causes

Fancy Alec Soth taking your portrait? You do need deep pockets, mind…

eBay - An opportunity to purchase a portrait session with Alec Soth : Proceeds go to a charitable cause

PhotoVoice Auction 2011 Preview Exhibition  : A preview exhibition of prints in the PhotoVoice Auction of Exceptional Photographs 2011  : Monday 14th – Friday 18th Nov :  11am-6pm, late night Thursday to 7.30pm  Venue: La Galleria Pall Mall, 30 Royal Opera Arcade, London, SW1Y 4UY v

Events and Exhibitions

A Photo says 1000 Words? The Ethics of Photojournalism : 23 November 2011 : Southbank Centre : London

BJP  Vision11 

A Desperate Journey by Antonio Olmos : Jersey Arts Centre : Mon 14 Nov 2011 to Sat 26 Nov 2011 | more info

Workshops and Education

Foundry Photojournalism Workshop 2012 : Thailand : July 29 – August 4 :  Info: Eric Beecroft, the co-founder of the Foundry Photojournalism Workshops, has just announced that it was ready to accept early registrations ($100 deposit, non refundable, and deducted from the total tuition amount) until January 15, 2012. Early registration guarantees a spot and precedence in the choice of instructor.  The 2012 Foundry Photojournalism Workshop will be held in North Thailand from July 29- August 4, 2012.   For regional students (South Asia– India, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Tibet and South East Asia-Thailand, Burma, Vietnam, Phillippines, Laos, Cambodia,Indonesia, Malaysia) the tuition is $475. For all others it is $975 US dollars. Payment is via Paypal.

MA program in Photojournalism at the Mid-Sweden University : Starts 2012

Agencies and Collectives

Panos newsletter

NOOR newsletter

TerraProject newsletter

Photographers

Christina Fallara

Eric Michael Johnson

To finish off… This week’s stunning video… earth seen from above

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National Geographic is currently holding its annual photo contest, with the deadline for submissions coming up on November 30. For the past nine weeks, the society has been gathering and presenting galleries of submissions, encouraging readers to vote for them as well. National Geographic was kind enough to let me choose among its entries from 2011 for display here on In Focus. Gathered below are 45 images from the three categories of People, Places, and Nature, with captions written by the individual photographers. [45 photos]

Many people pilgrimage to Uluru, but what is seen there often depends on where you've come from. (© Robert Spanring)

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Flood waters inundating Thailand north of Bangkok since July have made the journey south and reached the capital. The disaster is responsible for 400 deaths in Thailand and neighboring Cambodia and Vietnam. Thailand is the world's biggest rice exporter, but the floods have wiped out over a quarter of the country's crop. The government has declared a five-day holiday for the capital to allow residents time to evacuate. Damages could top six billion dollars in Thailand's worst flooding in 50 years. Collected here are images of the water as it moves south to Bangkok, and how residents there are dealing with the disaster. -- Lane Turner (43 photos total)
A woman holds a toddler as she walks through floodwaters in an area near the Chao Praya river in Bangkok on October 29, 2011. (Nicolas Asfouri/AFP/Getty Images)

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A half-century ago, much of the world was in a broad state of change: We were moving out of the post-World War II era, and into both the Cold War and the Space Age, with broadening civil rights movements and anti-nuclear protests in the U.S. In 1961, John F. Kennedy was inaugurated as the 35th president of the United States, Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human to fly in space, Freedom Riders took buses into the South to bravely challenge segregation, and East Germany began construction of the Berlin Wall. That year, Kennedy gave the okay to the disastrous Bay of Pigs Invasion into Cuba and committed the U.S. to "landing a man on the Moon" with NASA's Apollo program. JFK also oversaw the early buildup of a U.S. military presence in Vietnam: by the end of 1961, some 2,000 troops were deployed there. Let me take you 50 years into the past now, for a look at the world as it was in 1961. [50 photos]

John F. Kennedy speaks for the first time as President of the United States in front of the Capitol in Washington, D.C., on January 20, 1961, during the inaugural ceremonies. (AP Photo)

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We humans share this planet with countless other species, interacting with many of them daily, others rarely. We treat some as sources of food and others as sources of companionship, entertainment, or education. We experiment with them at a genetic level, try to understand their overall behavior, and bond with them on an intimate scale. Most animals live their lives independently of us, but they dwell in habitats that we shape profoundly. Gathered below are images of animals in the news from the past several weeks, seen from the perspectives of their human observers, companions, captors, and caretakers. [42 photos]

A monkey who survived the Ivorian post-electoral crisis at the Abidjan Zoo. Three lions named Lea, Simba and Loulou, "died of hunger", said Claude-Sie Kam, a zoo employee, to an AFP reporter. About forty animals perished due to lack of food at the Abidjan Zoo during the Ivorian crisis. (Issouf Sanogo/AFP/Getty Images)

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July’s first instalment of Photojournalism Links….Getting a bit sloppy..It’s Monday already again… Oh well…

First off… BJP reports that Iranian press photographer Maryam Majd is still being detained in the Evin prison for her work on women’s rights… ‘Photojournalists appeal for Iranian photographer’s release’ 

Some good news too…NYT: 2 French Journalists Freed by Afghan Militants 

Features and Essays 

One of my favourite photojournalists Shaul Schwarz had two, obviously, very strong pieces on TIME Lightbox last week…a series of stills and a short video, both related to this Narco Culture project…

Stills…

Shaul Schwarz: Mexico’s Ongoing Drug Violence (TIME LB: July 2011)

Video…

Shaul Schwarz: Aerial Drug Bust at the Mexican Border (TIME LB: July 2011)

Schwarz is releasing both a Narco Culture documentary and a book next year… Eagerly waiting for both of those… You can see the trailer on the project website here.

Sudan division nearing…

Tyler Hicks: Sudanese Seek Refuge from Bombing (NYT: July 2011)

Sarah Elliott: When Home is New (Sudan) (Newsweek: June 2011) Young Exiles Return to South Sudan

Happy birthday America…

I was following Magnum’s first Postcards from America road trip daily in May… There’s a selection of 100 photos on the agency’s website…

Photo: Alec Soth

Magnum Photos (various photographers):  Postcards From America (Magnum: June 2011)

Phil Bergerson:  Shards of America (TIME: July 2011)

Bruce Gilden: Fresno (Magnum in Motion: June 2011)

Antonin Kratochvil: In America (VII Magazine: July 2011)

Stuart Freedman: Delhi’s Army of Homeless (Panos: July 2011)

Mishka Henner: In a Foreign Land (Panos: July 2011)

Kadir van Lohuizen: The Mapuche Indians (NOOR: June 2011) You can follow his ViaPanam blog here.

Afghanistan…

Gratiane de Moustier: Afghanistan in Transition (Reportage by Getty Images: June 2011)

Was reading Newsweek last week.. It had an article on President’ Obama’s dilemma relating to the economics of withdrawing troops from Afghanistan…Article was accompanied with two Rita Leister - Basetrack photos…see below…

Basetrack’s Photostream on Flickr

Gary Knight: Living with HIV (Burma) (VII: July 2011)

Really couldn’t enjoy viewing the below Dominic Nahr’s slideshow on the Magnum Emergency Fund website, but to no fault of the photographer…Either it’s my connection or bad website design..Every photo ‘loads’ separately and half of the time I was staring ‘a loading wheel’ going from 1% to 100% before seeing each of the images… Annoying..Hope it works better for you..

Dominic Nahr: The Unhealed Rift (Kenya) (Magnum Emergency Fund: June 2011)

Tomas van Houtryve: Laos: Open Secret (VII Network: July 2011)

Abbey Trayler-Smith: KO’d in Kabul (Panos: July 2011)

Stefano de Luigi: Ivory Coast (VII Network: July 2011)

Peter Marlow: Point of Interest (Magnum: July 2011)

Chris de Bode: When the Guns Fall Silent (Panos: June 2011)

Pierfrancesco Celada: Japan, I Wish I Knew Your Name (TIME LB: June 2011)

Jeremy Suyker: Jaffna: In the Aftermath of the Sri Lankan Civil War (Foto8: June 2011)

Muhammed Muheisen: Quiet, but Telling, Scenes in Pakistan (NYT Lens: June 2011)

Chloe Dewe Mathews: Banger Boys (Panos: July 2011)

Eivind Natvig: You Are Here (TIME LB: June 2011)

Articles

This week’s must read…. John Stanmeyer on pitching and planning a National Geographic photo essay…below a photo of Stanmeyer working..

Photo: Anil Chandra Roy

John Stanmeyer: The Amazing Yellow-Bordered Magazine (Photographer’s blog: June 2011)

I’d also like to recommend DuckRabbit’s post on war photographers… Make sure to read the comments…

DuckRabbit: The war photographer’s biggest story: themselves (Duckrabbit: June 2011)

David Campbell: Thinking Images v.19: Do local photographers have a distinctive eye? (DC Blog: June 2011)

I’d also recommend going back to David Campbell’s earlier post ‘Who’s Afraid of Home?’ to read some of the comments

PDN: 4 Questions to Ask Before Donating to a Charity Photo Auction (PDN: June 2011)

Jeremy Nicholl: The Photographer, The Entrepreneur, The Stockbroker And Their Rent-A-Mob (Photographer’s blog: June 2011)

NYT Lens: JR | Eyes on, and of, a South Bronx Community (NYT Lens: June 2011)

Guardian: Vanessa Winship’s Poetic Portraits (Guardian: June 2011)

Guardian: Featured Photojournalist: Urial Sinai (Guardian: June 2011)

Guardian: Steve McCurry : The Eyes Have It (Guardian: June 2011)

BJP: Stockpiling trouble: How the stock industry ate itself? (BJP: June 2011)

BJP: ICP graduate wins Humanitarian Visa d’Or award (BJP: June 2011)

Black Star Rising: The Photographer’s Life Should Start with Family (BSR: 2011)

Napa Valley Register: Windows XP desktop screen is a Napa image (Napa Valley Register: June 2011)

Interviews 

“I’m doing exactly what I want, and there are people paying me well to do it. It’s a fantastic life.” – Martin Parr

Martin Parr (Urban Outfitters: June 2011)

Lynsey Addario (Youtube: 2011)

Peter van Agtmael (e-photoreview: 2011)

Recommended….

University College Falmouth Press and Editorial Photography students have made an excellent Professional Profiles interview series…

Professional Profiles interviews pt 1 | pt 2 | pt 3 | pt 4

Elin Hoyland (e-photoreview: June 2011)

Seba Kurtis (C U Photography: June 2011)

Pierfrancesco Celada (Ameteur Photographer: June 2011)

Awards, Grants, and Competitions

The Carmignac Gestion Photojournalism Award offers €50,000 grant to develop a project in Zimbabwe | Article on BJP

Aftermath $20,000 grant for conflict photographers and a $5,000 grant for fixers & translators. | direct link to PDF

Jobs – Senior Photo Editor Daily Beast : NYC

Photographers – Stacy Kranitz

FacebookDuckRabbit

TwitterAndre Liohn

TwitterIvor Prickett

WebsitesSusan Bright

multiMedia - Love Issue

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Editor’s note: This post has been updated most recently on 1 May 2011. All the link additions can be found at the bottom of the post.

The world lost Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros in Libya yesterday, two not only great photojournalists, but based on tributes I have read,  two wonderful human beings. Both men were in their very early forties. Two other photographers, Guy Martin and Michael Christopher Brown were also injured by the blast that killed Hetherington and Hondros. Wednesday 20 April 2011 will remain as one of the darkest days in the history of photojournalism, along with 10 February 1971, the day when Larry Burrows, Henry Huet, Kent Potter, and Keisaburo Shimamoto were downed in Laos. I had never met either Tim Hetherington or Chris Hondros, but I had huge amount of respect and admiration for their work, not only the courage and willingness to put themselves in harm’s way  for their stories but especially for the compelling photographs they produced under the difficult and dangerous circumstances forever present in conflict situations. As soon as the terrible news were announced  during yesterday afternoon and evening,  countless tributes and memorials began flooding online on both sides of the Atlantic from both men’s friends and colleagues. I would like to show my own appreciation towards Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros by compiling here some of those mentioned tributes, as well links to some interviews and work of both the photojournalists. I would like to dedicate this post  to the memory of the two men and to their friends and family. My thoughts are with them at this very sad time. I can only imagine the pain felt by those who knew Tim and Chris personally.  I hope friends and family can find some solace in the fact that neither of them lived their lives in vain. Not only did both Hetherington and Hondros spend most of  their careers highlighting important issues  that would have otherwise been ignored or overlooked by the general public in countries such the UK and US, but they also practiced their craft at the very top tier of our industry to a very high standard and they were setting a mark towards which the rest of us should always strive for. Tim and Chris will be greatly missed.

Tim Hetherington 1970-2011

“My pictures were being used to illustrate others’ ideas, so I started making stories to express my own ideas about the world”  - Tim Hetherington

“My work is about trying to get us to understand that we are connected and trying to build bridges and understanding between people.”  - Tim Hetherington on Twitter August 27, 2010

Please take a moment to write a message to Tim Hetherington’s family and share it with his friends http://timhetherington.org/condolences/

Chris Hondros 1970-2011

Chris Hondros Guest Book

Funeral Services Announced For Chris Hondros

The initial news…

Articles – New York Times: ‘Restrepo’ Director and a Photographer Are Killed in Libya (NYT: April 2011)

Articles – BBC: Two photojournalists killed in Libyan city of Misrata (BBC: April 2011)

Articles – PDN: Tim Hetherington Killed In Libya (PDN: April 2011)

Articles – PDN: Chris Hondros Killed in Libya (PDN: April 2011)

“He was driven to make the most compelling images in some of the world’s most chaotic places. He strove to make a difference, to make people feel what he was seeing.” Los Angeles Times staff photographer Rick Loomis on Chris Hondros

Articles – LA Times: Photojournalists Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros killed in Libya (LAT Framework: April 2011)

Articles – BJP: Two photojournalists killed, others severely injured in Libya (BJP: April 2011)

Articles – MSNBC: Two photojournalists are killed and two others injured in rocket attack in Misrata (MSNBC: April 2011)

Articles – CPJ: Photojournalists Hetherington, Hondros dead in Libya (CPJ: April 2011)

Articles – Guardian: Documentary maker Tim Hetherington and photographer Chris Hondros killed (Guardian: April 2011)

Tributes and memorials…

Articles – NPPA: Tim Hetherington, Chris Hondros Killed In Libya (NPPA: April 2011)

Articles – Guardian: Tim Hetherington obituary (Guardian: April 2011)

“He knew what path he wanted to follow, his work was direct and purposeful and stood as an example to many of his proteges.”

Articles – Panos Pictures: Tim Hetherington 1970 – 2011 (Panos: April 2011)

Articles – BBC: Tim Hetherington: 1970 – 2011 (BBC: April 2011)

Blogs – CJ Chivers: Almost Dawn in Libya: Chris & Tim, Heading Home. (Writer’s blog: April 2011)

Articles – TIME: Tim Hetherington in Memoriam (TIME LB: April 2011)

Articles – TIME: Chris Hondros in Memoriam (TIME LB: April 2011)

Articles – NYT Lens: Parting Glance: Chris Hondros (NYT Lens: April 2011)

Articles – NYT Lens: Parting Glance: Tim Hetherington (NYT Lens: April 2011)

Articles – Wall Street Journal: Remembering Chris Hondros (WSJ: April 2011)

Articles – New Yorker Photo Booth: In Memoriam: Tim Hetherington (New Yorker: April 2011)

Articles – Sue Turton (Al Jazeera): Remembering Tim Hetherington (Al Jazeera: April 2011)

Blogs – FotoBoogie: Tim Hetherington gone but never forgotten 

Blogs – Fred Ritchin: Tim Hetherington, a casualty of war 

Blogs – Michael Grieve: The integrity of Tim Hetherington

Blogs – David Alan Harvey: only the good die young..

Blogs – Kenneth Jarecke: For What’s It’s Worth

Blogs – Vincent Laforet: 2 Great photographers lost today in Libya – doing what they loved to do. (Photographer’s blog: April 2011)

Blogs – Andrew Hetherington: Dear Tim (WTJ: April 2011)

Blogs – Pete Kiehart: Chris and Tim

Articles – Dana Stevens (Slate): Tim Hetherington’s Diary (Slate: April 2011)

Articles – Peter Bradshaw: Tim Hetherington: a brilliant journalist and a courageous, radical film-maker (Guardian: April 2011)

Articles – Xan Brooks: Tim Hetherington: one of the finest photojournalists on the planet (Guardian: April 2011)

Articles - Sebastian Junger:  Tim Hetherington (Vanity Fair: April 2011)

NYT Mag DoP Kathy Ryan’s tribute to Tim…

Articles – Kathy Ryan: Remembering Tim Hetherington (6thfloor blog NYT: April 2011)

“Tim died in pursuit of a story for us” – David Campbell

Articles – David Campbell: Post-photography: Tim Hetherington’s living legacy (DC blog: April 2011)

“Without Chris, Tim, and other photojournalists like them, the truth about the horrors of war can easily be hidden. Dismissed. Accepted.” – Andrea Bruce

Articles – Andrea Bruce: Chris Hondros : A Photojournalist Remembered (NPR: April 2011)

Articles – Craydon Carter (Vanity Fair): A Loss in the Family: Tim Hetherington 1970-2011 (VF: April 2011)

Articles – Sebastian Doggart: Tim Hetherington: A hero’s journey (Telegraph: April 2011)

Articles – Channel4 (UK): Tim Hetherington : a Tribute (Channel4: April 2011)

Articles – Life: Chris Hondros in Memoriam (Life.com: April 2011)

Articles – Getty Images blog: Chris Hondros, friend and colleague (Getty blog: April 2011)

Articles – Life: Remembering Tim Hetherington (Life.com: April 2011)

Articles – Doctors Without Borders: In Memoriam: Chris Hondros (Doctors without Borders: April 2011)

InterviewsSebastian Junger on Tim Hetherington (ABC News: April 2011)

Articles – ABC News: A Filmmaker Tim Hetherington’s Last Message (ABC News: April 2011)

““The news that Chris Hondros was killed in Misurata is a gut punch to so many people, for so many reasons, both because he was so young, so talented, and perhaps most of all because he was so fearless. It is impossible to imagine him doing anything but the work he loved doing. The world is a more enlightened and more aware place today because Chris Hondros felt such a profound responsibility to brave war zones in order to share the truth in poignant images with the rest of the world.” – John Kerry

“Everything about him — his passion, his sense of purpose, and his spirit — gave meaning to the word `photojournalist.” – John Kerry

Articles – Boston Globe: John Kerry recalls photographer Chris Hondros killed in Libya (Boston Globe: April 2011)

We should never forget how dangerous it is to cover conflicts…

Articles – Roger Tooth: ‘Photographers have to be near the action. Sometimes too near’ (Guardian: April 2011) Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros were killed while shooting the war in Libya. The Guardian head of photography explains the unique challenge of war photojournalism

Articles – NPR: The Toll of Covering Conflicts (NPR: April 2011)

Articles – Sean Smith: War photographers are not addicted to danger (Guardian: April 2011)

Articles – Boston Globe Big Picture: Photographers in Peril (Boston Globe: April 2011)

Articles – NPR: War Photographers Joao Silva and Greg Marinovich on their injuries,ethics (NPR: April 2011)

Articles – Scott Strazzante: On life and loss, death and photojournalism (Chicago Tribune: April 2011)

Articles - Daily Beast: Libya War Photographers’ Final Hours (DB: April 2011)

Some debate going on regarding if the news were appropriate to be broken on social media first…

Articles – Teru Kuwayama: Notifying Next of Kin in the Age of Facebook (PBS: April 2011)

Articles – Wired Rawfile blog: Journalists Killed in Libya, News Breaks on Facebook (Raw File: April 2011)

Some interviews with Tim and Chris…

InterviewsTim Hetherington’s Last Interview (Outsideonline.com: 2011)

InterviewsTim Hetherington : The fault lines of West Africa (Frontline Club: 2009)

InterviewsTim Hetherington (PBS video from 2009 on on A Photo Editor blog)

Essential reading…

InterviewsTim Hetherington : By Any Means Necessary (Foto8: 2008)

InterviewsTim Hetherington and Gary Knight discuss war photography (Dispatches)

InterviewsChris Hondros (Chicago Tribune Assignment Chicago blog: 2011)

InterviewsChris Hondros : Me and Joseph Duo (Digital Journalist: 2005)

InterviewsChris Hondros : Life Behind the Lens (MSNBC)

Some Tim Hetherington interviews from the PJ Links archive…

Hetherington, Tim (BBC: October 2010)

Hetherington, Tim (Guernica: September 2010)

Hetherington, Tim talks about his documentary Restrepo (NPR: June 2010)

“If you are interested in mass communication, then you have to stop thinking of yourself as a photographer. We live in a post-photographic world. If you are interested in photography, then you are interested in something — in terms of mass communication — that is past. I am interested in reaching as many people as possible.” – Tim Hetherington

Hetherington, Tim (NYT Lens: June 2010)

Hetherington Tim (video) (VF: December 2007) Pushing back the Taliban and al-Qaeda in Afghanistan’s strategically crucial Korengal Valley is one of the U.S. Army’s deadliest challenges. For “Into the Valley of Death” (January 2008), Sebastian Junger dug in with the men of Second Platoon, whose humor, courage, and camaraderie come under daily fire. In this video, which features battlefront footage shot by Junger and photographer Tim Hetherington for ABC News, Junger and Hetherington talk about their experiences in Afghanistan while working on the story.

Hetherington, Tim on his Liberia project (BBC: 2009)

Hetherington, Tim at NYPH (video c. 45 minutes) (What’s the Jackanory: May 2009)

Their work…

The photojournalism community is in shock today, but we can take some comfort in knowing that both men died doing what they most loved. We can celebrate and applaud their lives’ work and achievements.

Tim’s website

Chris’ website

Features and Essays – NYT: Chris Hondros, at Work in Libya (NYT Lens: April 2011)

Features and Essays - MSNBC: Photojournalist Chris Hondros  tribute slideshow (MSNBC: April 2011)

Features and Essays – Guardian: Chris Hondros – a retrospective in pictures (Guardian: April 2011)

Features and Essays – BBC: Chris Hondros in Libya: The last photographs (BBC: April 2011)

Features and Essays – Chris Hondros: Baghdad in D Minor (NYT Lens: 2010)

Some Chris Hondros features from the PJ Links archive…

101st Airborne in Afghanistan (Newsnet5.com: October 2010)

Firefight in Afghanistan (Montreal Gazette: July 2010) Hondros NYT Lens

Afghanistan, seen through a Humvee window (MSNBC: June 2010)

My window onto Kandahar (Tampabay.com: June 2010) M-ATV vehicle in Kandahar, Afghanistan

Features and Essays – Guardians: Tim Hetherington – a retrospective in pictures (Guardian: April 2011)

Features and EssaysTim Hetherington’s photographs (MSNBC: April 2011)

Features and Essays – Vanity Fair: Tim Hetherington: A Vanity Fair Portfolio (VF: April 2011)

Videos – Tim Hetherington: Diary (Photographer’s Vimeo: 2010)

Videos – Tim Hetherington: Sleeping Soldiers (Photographer’s Vimeo: 2009)

Videos - Tim Hetherington: Healing Sport (The Photography Channel)

Some Tim Hetherington features from the PJ Links archive…

Infidel (NYT Lens: October 2010) A Family Album: American Soldiers at War

Restrepo (Visura: August 2010)

Death Valley Days article (NYT: June 2010) About Restrepo documentary

Tim Hetherington : In focus (New Yorker: April 2010)

As mentioned at the start of this post, two other photographers, Guy Martin and Michael Christopher Brown, were also injured by the same blast that killed Tim and Chris. Guy Martin’s injuries were serious. I wish him safest of recoveries.

MSNBC: Doctor: Two Western photographers recovering in Misrata

Articles – PDN: Guy Martin Critical But Stable (PDN: April 2011)

Articles – BJP: Injured British photographer in serious, but stable condition (BJP: April 2011)

Articles – Huck: Photographer Guy Martin seriously injured (Huck Magazine: April 2011)

Friday 22 April Update:

Lens blog have just put up a piece about Guy Martin…

Articles – NYT Lens: At 27, Guy Martin Becomes a Veteran (NYT Lens: April 2011)

Saturday 23 April Update:

New York Magazine: Shooters: The City’s War Photographers Mourn Two of Their Own (NY Mag: April 2011)

James Rainey: The deaths in Libya of Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros hit home with their fellow photojournalists. (LAT: April 2011)

David Schonauer: The Risky History of the War Photographer (Monroe Gallery blog: April 2011)

Michael Kamber: A Group of Conflict Photographers Runs Out of Luck (NYT: April 2011)

Greg Campbell:  Chris Hondros, RIP (Salon: April 2011) How my best friend died in a combat zone

NYT At War blog:  Service Held for Combat Photographers and Doctor Killed in Misurata (NYT: April 2011)

Photojournalists embark on final journey home (Storyful.com: April 2011)

Al Jazeera: Ajdabiya honours fallen British photojournalist (Al Jazeera: April 2011)

Wall Street Journal: A look at the NYC photojournalism community in the wake of this weeks tragedies (WSJ: April 2011)

“As those close to him knew, Tim was preparing to apply to Magnum this June, while we were preparing to welcome him into our family. Many of us will now always feel there is an empty chair with his name on it during our gatherings.” – Jonas Bendiksen

Magnum Photos: Remembering Tim Hetherington & Chris Hondros (Magnum: April 2011)

Peter van Agtmael: Testimony from a Colleague: Looking Back at Tim Hetherington’s Liberia (TIME LB: April 2011)

Nic Bothma: Tribute to Chris Hondros, who ventured far with his torch (CPJ: April 2011)

Andrew Burton: Hetherington and Hondros, In Memoriam (Photographer’s blog: April 2011)

Amanda Rivkin: Tumbling through Chris Hondros’ Getty Archive (Photographer’s Tumblr: April 2011)

Guardian have put up a slideshow of some of Guy Martin’s work…

Guardian: Photographer Guy Martin capturing the conflict in Libya : in pictures (Guardian: April 2011)

Sunday 24 April Update:

Brian Till: “The Bang Bang Club,” Tim Hetherington, and Bearing Witness (The Atlantic: April 2011)

Boston Globe Big Picture blog: Photojournalist Chris Hondros: At Work in Misurata, Libya (Boston Globe: April 2011)

TIME - Libyan Rebels Dedicate Town Square to Journalist Tim Hetherington (TIME: April 2011)

Amanda Rivkin: In Memoriam: Chris Hondros and Tim Hetherington (Photographer’s blog: April 2011)

InterviewsGreg Marinovich talks about conflict photojournalism, The Bang Bang Club (Daily Beast: April 2011)

NY service for Chris Hondros Wednesday 27 April at 1 pm Sacred Hearts St. Stephens Church 125 Summit St. Brooklyn

Monday 25 April update:

BBC World Service: From Our Own Correspondent:  Stuart Hughes reflects on the risks of reporting wars (BBC: April 2011)

Newsweek: The Last Witnesses (Newsweek: April 2011) War photographers Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros

Charles Glass: Photographers: The First Casualties of War (Takimag.com: April 2011)

NPPA: Funeral Services Announced For Chris Hondros 

Matt Lutton: The Chris Hondros photograph that changed me (dvafoto: April 2011)

John Louis Lucaites: Of Totems and Taboos (No Caption Needed: April 2011)

Tuesday 26 April Update:

David Carr: War, in Life and Death (NYT: April 2011) Carr on Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros

Michael Ware : To Talk With Ghosts (Newsweek: April 2011) Ware on the Pain of War Reporting

Bagnewsnotes: Remembering Chris Hondros, Part I (BNN: April 2011)

Chris Hondros’ memorial service will be streamed live here Wednesday 1pm EST.

Thursday 28 April Update: 

Barrie Peach Special Envoy’s Mission, Benghazi: In Memory of Tim Hetherington (FCO.gov.uk: April 2011)

NPPA: London Funeral For Tim Hetherington In May (NPPA: April 2011)

NPPA: Chris Hondros Remembered As A “Prophetic Humanist” (NPPA: April 2011)

Lucy Davies: Tim Hetherington: a tribute (Telegraph: April 2011)

Todd Heisler: Chris Hondros in New York (NYT Lens: April 2011)

BagNewsNotes: Remembering Chris Hondros, Part II (BNN: April 2011)

Amy Yenkin: Remembering Tim Hetherington (Open Society: April 2011)

Christina Larson: In Memoriam, Chris Hondros (Foreign Policy: April 2011)

Saturday 30 April 2011 Update:

Peter Bouckaert: The Vulture Club Tim Hetherington was a member of a special, close-knit brotherhood: people who work in war zones. (Foreign Policy: April 2011)

BagNewsNotes: Remembering Chris Hondros, Part III: Tal Afar (BNN: April 2011)

Getty Images: 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.”   Please direct requests for information to Jim Rosenfeld at Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP, 1633 Broadway, 27th Floor | New York, NY 10019; Tel: (212) 603-6455; Fax: (212) 489-8340; Email: jamesrosenfeld@dwt.com.

1 May 2011 Update: 

Max Hastings: Death or Glory (Financial Times: April 2011)

Régis Le Sommier: My Footsteps in Your Footsteps (Paris Match: April 2011)

Washington Post: Style writer Dan Zak reflects on collaborating with photographers (WP: April 2011)

Olivier Laurent: Remembering Chris Hondros (BJP: April 2011)

Donald R. Winslow: Chris Hondros Remembered As A “Prophetic Humanist” (NPPA: April 2011

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