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April 23, 2011


Photographer, artist, filmmaker, friend.

Tim Hetherington was killed on Wednesday, along with fellow photojournalist Chris Hondros, while covering rebel forces in Misrata, Libya. Two colleagues, photographers Guy Martin and Michael Christopher Brown, were also injured in what appears to have been a mortar or R.P.G. attack by pro-Gaddafi troops.


Here is the initial report filed for VanityFair.com, written three hours after Tim's death. (Chris, fatally wounded, would not make it through the evening.)

...Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter’s homage to Tim, also written Wednesday.

...an "In Memoriam" offered by Sebastian Junger, written Thursday morning.

...accounts by New York Times correspondent Chris Chivers on the efforts to repatriate the remains of his photojournalist friends.

...a portfolio of Tim’s work for Vanity Fair in Afghanistan.

a tribute forum, created by Panos Pictures, Tim’s agency, that assembles other tributes.

…along with tributes by Human Rights Watch

Peter Van Agtmael

...his colleagues at ABC News "Nightline"

Anderson Cooper

…and Jon Lee Anderson.

For those who knew and loved Tim, or were moved by his work, one can leave tributes and condolences at timhetherintgon.org.


On Salon, there is a particularly moving remembrance of Chris Hondros by his best friend, Greg Campbell.

...and this tribute, on CPJ's site, by Nik Bothma.

...and this appreciation by Michael Kamber in The New York Times.

...and the eulogy delivered at Chris's funeral by his friend and close Paris Match colleague, Regis Le Sommier.

Finally, here are links to the Websites of Tim and Chris, showcasing some of the images they created in order to enlighten the world they've left too soon.

April 3, 2011


Fascinating piece in today's New York Times about the tensions between families who want to preserve the as-yet-unidentified remains of victims killed on 9/11 (for posterity, for memorial purposes, for possible forensic identification in the future) and those who would like to enshrine them as part of a permanent 9/11 Memorial exhibition.