Thursday, April 21, 2011
Award-winning filmmaker and photographer Tim Hetherington died yesterday in the besieged Libyan town of Misrata. Hetherington's recent Oscar-nominated war documentary Restrepo won an award at the Sundance Film Festival and his book Infidel has been highly acclaimed.
Getty photographer Chris Hondros is in critical condition in intensive care, doctors at the hospital where he was being treated said. He had suffered brain injuries.
The photographers were among a group caught by mortar fire on Tripoli Street, the main thoroughfare leading into the center of Misrata, the only major rebel-held town in western Libya and besieged by Muammar Gaddafi's forces for more than seven weeks.
Since I made this posting, it has been confirmed that Chris Hondros has also died.
Posted by Harvey's Blog at 8:56 AM