Venezuela-based photojournalist Meridith Kohut has won the sixth annual $20,000 Getty Images Chris Hondros Fund (CHF) Award for 2017. Non-profit news organization ProPublica has also won the first-ever Domestic Reporting Grant from the Chris Hondros Fund.

The CHF award honors the work and celebrates the legacy of photojournalist Chris Hondros, who was killed in April 2011 while covering the Libyan civil war. In a prepared statement, Kohut says she will use the grant to continue her documentary photography work in Latin America. In recent years, she has covered Venezuela’s socialist revolution and Hugo Chávez, Cuba’s democratic transition, and issues such as the effects of the drug trade. “Through this grant, [The Chris Hondros Fund] has given me an incredible gift: resources, support and opportunities to make work that matters. To do it in way that honors Chris’ legacy is a task that I will not take lightly.”

According to The New York Times, Hondros had mentored Kohut, having met her in 2007 while Kohut was attending the Eddie Adams workshop; Hondros was her team leader. The five previous CHF Award winners were Bryan Denton, Kevin Frayer, Daniel Berehulak, Andrea Bruce and Tomás Munita.

The Hondros Fund’s new Domestic Reporting Grant is dedicated to the defense of press freedom in the U.S. According to a report in Time, the $10,000 award will be used by ProPublica to produce work that relates to the aftermath of the 2016 U.S. Presidential election, as well as issues relating to anything from the environment to healthcare to immigration.

A reception and silent auction will take place Wednesday, May 3, at the Aperture Gallery in New York City.

The work of Chris Hondros is also the subject of a new documentary, Hondros, which premiered at Tribeca Film Festival last week.

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