The Chris Hondros Fund was established to honor two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and Getty Images photojournalist Chris Hondros, killed on April 20, 2011 while on assignment in Misurata, Libya. The fund’s purpose is to honor Hondros’s legacy by highlighting the ways in which photojournalism brings to light shared human experiences which might otherwise go unreported or unnoticed. As part of the fund’s Education and Awareness program, we support photography and visual education for youth—particularly in underserved communities in New York City. We support individual photographers, students of photography, and nonprofits.
Reflecting on 10 years since Hondros’s death, we asked the fund’s founders and awardees to select one of his photographs and share their thoughts about his prolific work—which continues to bring shared human experiences to light.Learn More
When it is the photojournalist’s job to document the world’s news events? What happens when a new, deadly disease spreads across the world and threatens nearly everyone and everything—including the photographer? Chris Hondros Fund posed these two questions to three photojournalists: In 2020, what did you see, and where do we go from here?
A Persisting Witness hopes to show the vital role photojournalists play in securing our access to stories that might otherwise go unnoticed or unreported, and often at great personal risk.
Testament is a collection of photographs and writing by late photojournalist Chris Hondros spanning over a decade of coverage from most of the world’s conflicts since the late 1990s.Learn More
“A Way Home” brings to light the ways in which communities across the globe define ‘home’. Through a compassionate and telling lens, these photojournalists examine the effects that migration, conflict, political strife and humanitarian crises inflict on individuals’ concepts of home.Learn More
From the rise of Hugo Chávez’s socialist revolution to its collapse into the worst economic crisis in the history of Venezuela, photojournalist Meridith Kohut has chronicled the plight of Venezuelans for the past decade.Learn More
This exhibit reflects on the work of photojournalists who bring to light shared human experiences. Through the lens of family, we’ve asked the photographers to share images that reflect the concept of family from their work in documenting some of the most important news stories of our times.Learn More
Testament is a collection of photographs and writing by late photojournalist Chris Hondros spanning over a decade of coverage from most of the world’s conflicts since the late 1990s, including Kosovo, Afghanistan, the West Bank, Iraq, Liberia, Egypt, and Libya.Learn More
The bloody siege of Monrovia in 2003 marked the culmination of 10 years of brutal civil war in Liberia, a West African country that was originally established as a colony for freed African-American slaves in the 19th century. Photojournalists who covered the battles in Liberia’s capital in 2003 captured vivid and often brutal images of the violence that engulfed the country.Learn More
Directors of the Chris Hondros Fund and co-editors of Testament, a collection of Hondros’s writing and photography which was published this year will discuss Hondros’s life and work.Learn More