Chris Hondros Fund to aid photojournalists

April 27, 2011 | By Aidan Sullivan | Creative
BEIRUT, LEBANON – FILE: Getty Images photographer Chris Hondros walks the ruins of a building August 21, 2006 in southern Beirut, Lebanon. Hondros, who was on assignment in Misrata, Libya, was killed April 20, 2011. (Photo by Getty Images)

The fiancée of Chris Hondros, the award-winning Getty Images photographer killed April 20 in an attack by government forces in Misrata, Libya, has announced the formation of The Chris Hondros Fund, which will encourage and assist aspiring photojournalists, aid photojournalists and other journalists in conflict zones and raise awareness of issues surrounding their work.

Christina Piaia, who was engaged to Chris Hondros, announced that in lieu of flowers, contributions could be made by check to:
The Chris Hondros Fund
c/o Getty Images
75 Varick St., 5th Floor
New York, NY 10013

“Chris devoted his life to bringing the hardships of conflicts from Kosovo to Liberia to Afghanistan to Iraq into the public eye,”  Piaia said. “We are setting up this fund to honor Chris’ memory, protect his colleagues in war-torn areas, and help aspiring journalists and photographers cover these events.”

Please direct requests for information to Jim Rosenfeld at Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP, 1633 Broadway, 27th Floor | New York, NY 10019; Tel: (212) 603-6455; Fax: (212) 489-8340; Email: jamesrosenfeld@dwt.com .

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