Thursday, July 25, 2013
UPDATED -- Chris Hondros Documentary on Kickstarter
Raleigh, NC-based photographer Chris Hondros is to be the subject of a documentary film about his life.
Hondros, who was killed in 2011 while photographing in Libya, had a long career as a photojournalist in some of the most dangerous places in the world.
His work appeared on the covers of magazines such as Newsweek and The Economist, and on the front pages of most major American newspapers, including The New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times.
Hondros received dozens of awards for his work, including multiple honors from World Press Photo in Amsterdam, the International Pictures of the Year Competition, the Visa Pour L'Image in France, and the John Faber award from the Overseas Press Club.
In 2006 Hondros won the Robert Capa Gold Medal, war photography's highest honor, for his work in Iraq. He was also named a 2007 "Hero of Photography" by American Photo magazine.
Hondros' work has also been the subject of retrospective shows in a number of museums and galleries, including the Gregg Museum at NC State University, Hondros' alma mater.
Now, Hondros' long-time friend and fellow journalist Greg Campbell, together with Academy Award winning documentary filmmaker Daniel Junge, are making a documentary film about Hondros, to be called Hondros: A Life in Frames.
You can learn more about this project on its website, here, and you can support it, if you wish, through Kickstarter, here.
Campbell has just raised the goal for his Kickstarter campaign from $50, 000 to $100, 000.
I've signed up as a supporter, and strongly urge you to do so as well.