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|Written by Jon Levy|
|20 Apr 2011|
Today we have received the terrible news of the deaths of Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros, two exemplary photojournalists. They both selflessly dedicated themselves to telling the world about the war in Libya that has destroyed and continues to threaten so many others.
Photographers Guy Martin and Michael Christopher Brown were also in the group that came under fire covering the fighting in Misrata, Libya. Guy and Michael are expected to survive the injuries they received from the rocket attack. We wish for their swift and safe return.
Photo courtesy of Mark Windsor, Guernsey 2010
Tim has been a personal friend for many years and a generous and much loved collaborator, close to all who knew him and worked on projects with him at Foto8. We are beyond words at this time to express our grief or to fully comprehend the torment that Tim's and Chris' families are enduring.
The news is horrendous and the loss of our friends, irreplaceable to all at Foto8 and who knew them. Our thoughts and prayers are with those who continue to fight for life, and for those who mourn these lives - taken too young and with so much to offer.
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An email from Tim last month after the Oscars, to a fellow filmmaker who was upset at his not winning:
"Well, we didn't get to take home the little gold man, but going down the red carpet with those soldiers was one of the highlights of my life so far, and a real finale to an incredible journey...
And while this particular journey may be over, the film lives on! Tim"
You're always a winner to us Tim xxx