Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Award-Winning War Photographer Dies in Libya

1. Charlie Sheen's Colleagues Speak Out

For the first time, Charlie Sheen's Two and a Half Men co-workers describe his descent. "Gaunt," "withered," "strung out"—and "in denial." Maria Elena Fernandez reports.

Read it at The Daily Beast

2. War Photographer Dies in Libya

Prize-winning photojournalist Tim Hetherington has been killed in Misrata, Libya, Vanity Fair has confirmed. The news was broken on fellow photographer Andre Liohn's Facebook page, and Liohn is reportedly at the hospital. Photographer Chris Hondros was also reportedly injured. Both were decorated and respected practitioners. Hetheringon, 41 and born in Britain, shot both still photos and video, and worked from Liberia, Sudan, and other war zones. In 2010, he made the documentary Restrepo with journalist Sebastian Junger. The film, which chronicled a year in the life of an American infantry platoon stationed deep in the remote, dangerous Korengal Valley, was nominated for the Oscar for Best Documentary. Hetherington wrote about the experience for The Daily Beast in 2010. Hondros, 41 and American, is also a war specialist, shooting from conflict zones in Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia. Shooting for Newsweek, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and other leading publications, he is highly decorated. In 2004, he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Spot News Photography for his work in Liberia. In 2006, he was awarded the Robert Capa Gold Medal—named for the famed photographer who was himself killed while working in Vietnam. As recently as Wednesday morning, The Daily Beast used one of Hondros' photos to illustrate a Libya story. (Correction: Earlier, The Daily Beast had reported, per Vanity Fair, that Hondros was also killed; Vanity Fair now says he is in "grave condition.")

Read it at Business Insider

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