Printer Friendly

Tributes to top war snapper.

TRIBUTES have been paid to an award-winning British photographer killed in an apparent mortar attack in the besieged Libyan city of Misrata.

Tim Hetherington, an Oscar-nominated filmmaker and conflict photographer, was capturing images of fighting between Muammar Gaddafi's forces and Libyan rebels when he was reportedly hit by a rocket-propelled grenade.

His American colleague Chris Hondros, aged 41, was also killed in the attack.

Liverpool-born Mr Hetherington, also 41, who worked for Getty Images and lived in New York, had covered conflict zones since the late 1990s.

A number of other journalists, including British photographer Guy Martin, were injured when they were hit by shrapnel.

Mr Martin, a 27-year-old part-time university lecturer from Cornwall, is being treated at a hospital in Misrata, where he is in a critical but stable condition.
COPYRIGHT 2011 Birmingham Post & Mail Ltd
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2011 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:Birmingham Mail (England)
Date:Apr 22, 2011
Words:131
Previous Article:Gurkha VC winner dies.
Next Article:PM: Rethink needed over celebrity privacy laws.

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2021 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters |