The Dangerous, Harrowing Work of War Photographer Chris Hondros | Mother Jones

Posted: April 17, 2016 in Uncategorized

Shooting for Getty Images, Hondros covered the most perilous places on the planet. From the late 1990s onward, he risked his life so that we could casually glance at a photo in the New York Times, the LA Times, the Washington Post, or magazines such as The Economist, Newsweek, and Paris Match—and maybe even read the piece. Despite my own cynicism about over-coverage of violent conflicts, these types of photos are critically important in our understanding of what’s going on in the world. And they are critical in getting people to pay attention. “Testament,” pays homage to a man who died doing what he loved.

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