ABC News appears to have confirmed that war photographer and filmmaker Tim Hetherington (pictured, above right) and Getty photographer Chris Hondros (not pictured) were killed in Libya in a mortar attack.
Hetherington was on All Things Considered last year to discuss his documentary Restrepo. Hetherington also appeared on Talk of the Nation alongside his co-director Sebastian Junger.
Update: AP also confirms. RT @lexinyt: The AP has confirmed that war photographers @TimHetherington & @ChrisHondros were killed today in #Libya.
Update: New York Times’s CJ Chivers writes: “Tim Hetherington, the Oscar-nominated film director and conflict photographer who produced the film “Restrepo,” was killed in the besieged city of Misurata on Wednesday, and three photographers working beside him were wounded.
The wounds to two of the photographers — Chris Hondros and Guy Martin — were grave, according to a colleague at the triage center where they were being treated Wednesday night. Their prospects for survival were not immediately clear.” [more]