On Wednesday, photographers Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros were killed when they came under fire in Misrata, Libya. Hetherington was a Vanity Fair journalist, a documentary filmmaker, and the central figure in a tight-knit group of combat photographers based in New York. Along with Sebastian Junger, he made the Oscar-nominated documentary Restrepo, which captured the lives of American soldiers on a dangerous tour in remote Afghanistan. Hondros was a Getty Images photographer known for his love of chess and classical music, his penchant for wearing blazers in war zones, and his devotion to his fiancee. "He wanted to tell the story," fellow photographer Tyler Hicks says. "He wanted to show the world what was going on. And he was willing to take the personal risk and make the personal sacrifices to go along with that." Here, we remember Hetherington and Hondros through the stories and images they risked their lives to share with the world.
THE WEEK'S AUDIOPHILE PODCASTS: LISTEN SMARTER
- 43 TV shows to watch in 2014
- Is it now OK to have sex with animals?
- After Ferguson: Stop deferring to the cops
- How to adopt the perfect rescue dog
- How to stop Black Thursday — and still score that big screen
- How to be the most productive person in your office — and still get home by 5:30 p.m.
- This judge is the reason we're still fighting over net neutrality
- 7 grammar rules you really should pay attention to
- The hilarious hypocrisy of Republicans complaining about the imperial presidency
- Diagnosing the Home Alone burglars' injuries: A professional weighs in
Subscribe to the Week