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Restrepo co-director killed in Libya

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Small Town Guy, Apr 20, 2011.

  1. Small Town Guy

    Small Town Guy Well-Known Member

    Tim Hetherington was killed, and a Getty photographer gravely wounded in Libya. Restrepo was nominated for an Oscar. He also made The Devil Came on Horseback.

  2. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    Another obit.

    Journalism lost a fine one today.

  3. MrBSquared

    MrBSquared Member

    The critically injured photog from Getty is Chris Hondros, an award-winning journalist in his own right. A really talented and good guy. And the odd thing: Back in the day, we worked at a small paper together. We had two photogs on that staff: Chris, and a bright young intern named Tyler Hicks -- the NYT shooter who was captured and abused before being released about a month back. When I heard about what happened to Tyler, the guy I reached out to (and who had lots of info before it ever was reported) was Hondros. Back then at that small paper, they were so young, but you could tell both of them were extremely talented and would go places. Prayers offered up for Chris and his family ...
  4. Chris died later Wednesday.

    I met Tim a few weeks after he showed Restrepo at Sundance. An incredibly nice and interesting man. Godspeed to both.
  5. jlee

    jlee Well-Known Member

    As was said on the thread about Sri Lankan editor Lasantha Wickramatunga, it's an honor to be in the same profession as people like this, who risk their lives to tell the hard stories.
  6. ADodgen

    ADodgen Member

    Sebastian Junger's sendoff to Tim Hetherington is worth a read.


    Losing Hetherington and Hondros has been a terrible blow to the pj community. Such bravery, and such dedication being lost has diminished us all.
  7. Liut

    Liut Well-Known Member

    Well said. RIP to both.
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