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Chris Hondros: 1970-2011


Getty Images photojournalist and Pulitzer Prize nominee Chris Hondros was killed by a rocket while covering the forefront of Libyan rebel combat this past April. He was 41 years old.

Throughout his career, Hondros was often entrenched in the center of international conflicts, working at sites in Afghanistan, the West Bank, Iraq and Egypt.

His work has appeared in Newsweek and The Economist as well as on the front pages of major American newspapers, including The New York Times, The Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times.

Hondros won numerous photojournalism awards, including the Robert Capa Gold Medal Award in 2006 and the World Press Photos and Pictures of the Year International Competition.

Originally a student of English literature at North Carolina State University, Hondros later earned a master’s degree at Ohio University’s School of Visual Communications. After graduating, he moved to New York City to pursue a career in international reporting.