The families of two photojournalists killed in a rocket attack on Misrata, Libya, on April 20 are organizing memorials.
Dean Hondros, brother of photographer Chris Hondros, announced that a memorial service will take place Wednesday, April 27, at 1 pm at Sacred Hearts St. Stephens Church in Brooklyn. Directions and information are available on the church’s Web site, www.delvecchiorc.com; the phone number is (718) 246-8342.
*Update: The memorial service is scheduled to be streamed live online via ustream.tv.
In lieu of flowers, Hondros’s family and fiancee have suggested donations be made to The Chris Hondros Fund, which has just been launched: “This fund will provide scholarships for aspiring photojournalists and raise awareness of issues surrounding conflict photography.” According to a spokesperson at Getty Images, where Hondros was a staff photographer, the agency is “working with the family to select beneficiary organizations.” More information is expected soon. Donations can be sent to:
The Chris Hondros Fund
c/o Christina Piaia
50 Bridge Street #414
Brooklyn, New York 11201
The family of Tim Hetherington have created a web page, Timhetherington.org/condolences, where remembrances of their son are being posted. On the site, a note from Alistair and Judith Hetherington says, “We will be setting up a charitable organization to continue Tim’s humanitarian work around the world,” and adds, “Information will be posted here in the coming days.”
Tim Hetherington Killed in Libya
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