The family of photographer Tim Hetherington, who was killed in Libya on April 20 in an attack by pro-Qaddafi forces, has chosen three charities where donations should be made in his memory. They represent work Hetherington supported throughout his career:
Milton Margai School for the Blind in Sierra Leone, a school where Hetherington photographed and worked with students, who had been intentionally blinded by the Revolutionary United Force: www.miltonmargaischool.org
The family has invited friends and colleagues to a funeral May 13 in London. No public announcement has been made of a memorial in the New York area, where Hetherington lived.
The fiancee of photographer Chris Hondros, also killed in Misrata on April 20th, has formalized plans for a fund in memory of Hondros that will support aspiring photojournalists. Christine Piaia has set up The Chris Hondos Funf and is now working with financial advisors at Davis Wright Tremaine in New York. Says Piaia, “We are setting up this fund to honor Chris’ memory, protect his colleagues in war-torn areas, and help aspiring journalists and photographers cover these events.”
Contributions may be sent to The Chris Hondros Fund, c/o Getty Images, 75 Varick St., 5th Floor, New York, NY 10013.
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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 ›