Thursday, April 21, 2011

Tim Hetherington 1970-2011

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.


prasad said...

This is says that Libya is not safe at this time foreigners who are living Libya now they have to leave that country unless they cant live safely because now Libya has no leadership the other countries have to try to discuss with the Libyan government and opposition leaders to bring them for peace talks.

prasad said...

This is ridiculous this shows that now the situation in Libya i think these incidents will continue until Libyan government fell down international community should think on Libya how to solve this problem and surrounding countries of Libya have to try to solve this problem mainly the government immediately resign and put elections.