Chris Hondros


American photojournalist Chris Hondros (New York City, 1970 - Misrata, Libya, 2011) studied English literature at North Caroline State University before becoming a photographer. In 1991, he attended the Eddie Adams Workshop. He began his career at the Troy Daily News in Ohio, followed by a stint at the Fayetteville Observer. He returned to New York in 1998 to concentrate on international reporting. He covered many of the world's major conflicts zones in the 1990s, including Kosovo, Angola, Siera Leone, Afghanistan, Kashmir, the West Bank, Iraq and Liberia. His work appeared in magazines such as Newsweek, The Economist and The New York Times. On 20 April 2011, he was fatally wounded in a mortar attack in Misrata, Lybia, while covering the 2011 Libyan civil war. Photojournalist Tim Hetherington died in the same attack.