A Memorial to a Fallen Madman…
As a memorial to Chris Hondros, the Columbia Journalism Review reran an interview with him in 2006. Chris was one of the best, not only as a photographer but also as the sort of guerrilla journalist that modern times demand. Here he talks about how the world got to see photos he took when a U.S. soldiers at a roadblock opened fire by mistake on a family car full of kids.
From CJR’s Covering Iraq Oral History
By The Editors
Originally Published on CJR.org on April 21, 2011
Published on BunchofMadmen.com on April 24, 2011
As the world knows by now, the photographers Chris Hondros and Tim Hetherington were killed on April 20 in Misurata, Libya. Hetherington was the better known of the two for his documentary, Restrepo. But we have a special feeling for Hondros, whom we got to meet when he took part in a CJR panel discussion. In late 2006, for our forty-fifth anniversary issue, the magazine ran an extended oral history, which later became a book, Reporting Iraq, an oral history of the war by the journalists who covered it. It included photos, and every time we laid our potential choices out we were drawn to Hondros’s work.