Photojournalist Tim Hetherington was killed today in Libya while covering the fighting between rebels and troops loyal to Colonel Muammar Qaddafi, The New York Times has confirmed. Hetherington reportedly died after being hit by rocket fire in the city of Mistra.
Getty Images has confirmed that staff photographer Chris Hondros was injured in the same attack, and is in serious condition. The Times says that photographer Guy Martin was also seriously injured, and that photographer Michael Christopher Brown suffered injuries that were less serious.
We will post updates as we gather more information.
George Pitts, photo director of Vibe from 1993 to 2004, died March 4 after a long illness, according to the Society of Magazine Photographers. A former painter who took up writing and photography, Pitts had exhibited his fine-art photography in New York, Los Angeles and Montreal. During his tenure at Vibe, he worked with photographers... More ›
Dutch photojournalist Jeroen Oerlemans, 45, was killed in Sirte, Libya, on October 2 while on assignment for the Belgian magazine Knack and other publications, Al Jazeera reports. His body was taken to Misrata, where a doctor reported that Oerlemans had been shot in the chest by a sniper for ISIS, which has been fighting for... More ›
Wilbur “Bill” Garrett, who methodically raised the standards for photography at National Geographic and pushed for coverage of timely and sometimes controversial subjects during his tenure as editor in the 1980s, died at his home on August 13, National Geographic has reported. He was 85. Garrett began pushing for a more photojournalistic approach to Geographic... More ›