Chris Hondros wiki, Chris Hondros Biography
Chris Hondros wiki: Chris Hondros March 14, 1970 – April 20, 2011, was an American war photographer. Chris Hondros was a finalist twice for a Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography.
Chris Hondros Iraq photos
Chris Hondros‘s images from Iraq, especially a January 2005 picture series detailing the shooting of an Iraqi family by U.S. troops, were published extensively and garnered worldwide acclaim and criticism.
On January 18, 2005, an Iraqi family was traveling in a car in Tal Afar. Thinking it was a suicide bomber, U.S. troops opened fire, murdering both parents and paralyzing one of their five children sitting in the back seat. As a result of the worldwide interest in his case generated by Chris Hondros‘s pictures, the boy, Rakan Hassan, was later flown to the United States for treatment in a Boston hospital but was murdered in a bombing by insurgents shortly after his return.
Chris Hondros won dozens of international awards for the images. One of his pictures of this tragedy is likely to become “one of the few photos from the Iraq war that could stand out in history” according to Liam Kennedy, from University College Dublin.
In an interview, Chris Hondros stated:
Chris Hondros Libya and death
It was reported on April 20, 2011, that Chris Hondros had been fatally wounded in a mortar attack by government forces in Misrata while covering the 2011 Libyan civil war. Photojournalist Tim Hetherington was also killed in the attack, which wounded two other photographers. Photojournalists Guy Martin said that the group was traveling with rebel fighters. According to The New York Times, Chris Hondros died from his injuries as a result of severe brain trauma.
Chris Hondros Chris Hondros Fund
The Chris Hondros Fund is a nonprofit organization established in 2011 in the memory of Chris Hondros and his life’s work. The fund’s mission is to provide non-profit institutions with grants to advocate for photojournalists. One fellowship for attendance to the Eddie Adams Workshop will be offered annually along with one other fellowship awarded by the application.
The first fellowship was awarded in 2012 by Getty Images and the Chris Hondros Fund.
In 2013 the author Greg Campbell launched a Kickstarter campaign to produce a documentary named Chris Hondros: A Life in Frames. The project was launched with an initial goal of $30,000.00 and became fully funded within three days with a total of $89,639 raised.
Campbell and Chris Hondros met and became best friends in high school. After Chris Hondros‘ death, Campbell was contacted by Liberian Joseph Duo, who was the subject of one of Chris Hondros‘ most famous photographs. Campbell learned that Chris Hondros had returned to Liberia to help Duo earn his high school, college, and eventually law school education.
The film is executive produced by Jake Gyllenhaal and Jamie Lee Curtis. Curtis also assisted Campbell in finding the first significant funding for the project from the Annenberg Foundation.
The film, re-titled as Chris Hondros, had its world premiere in April 2017 at the Tribeca Film Festival, where it won the Audience Choice Award for documentaries. It was released in theaters on March 2, 2018.
Chris Hondros Awards
- 2003: World Press Photo, Amsterdam: Honorable Mention, Spot News.
- 2003: Overseas Press Club, New York: John Faber Award.
- 2004: Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography: Finalist for his work in Liberia.
- 2004: Pictures of the Year International Competition, Missouri School of Journalism: 3rd Place and Honourable Mention, Conflict.
- 2005: World Press Photo, Amsterdam: Second Prize, Spot News.
- 2006: Overseas Press Club, New York: Robert Capa Gold Medal for “exceptional courage and enterprise” in his work from Iraq.
- 2007: American Photo magazine: named “Hero of Photography” for his work in Iraq.
- 2007: Days Japan International Photojournalism Awards: First Place.
- 2008: National Magazine Awards: nominee for his essay “A Window on Baghdad”.
- 2012: Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography: Finalist for “coverage of revolutionary protests known as the Arab Spring”.
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