Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Thursday, April 21, 2011
As the feature mentions, Hondros did not merely take the now-famous shot of the celebrating government soldier on the Old Bridge in Monrovia (below), but he actually established an enduring the relationship with the photograph's subject, returning to Monrovia in 2005 to meet with then 28-year old Joseph Duo (image at top courtesy of a Life magazine feature commemorating Hondros).
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
I am still in shock at the loss today of Tim Hetherington, a devastation that is better honored elsewhere, especially at Scarlett Lion, where Glenna shares her personal and close professional connections with him, and also at Africa Is A Country, which has a moving, must-see video of Tim talking about his time in Liberia and his time and work there. Here is what I wrote in the comment section below that:
Liberia was my first African country, too, and Tim was extremely gracious when I reached out to him recently to ask him about his time in Liberia and his feelings for the country. Journalism has lost one of its living legends, but the Liberian people have also lost a real friend. I hope that he is remembered for his heart as well as his talent, skill and bravery.
Sunday, April 17, 2011
I've been silent over the last few weeks, unsure of what would be right to post next, and instead of writing, mostly reading the various reports, increasingly horrifying out of Cote D'Ivoire. I am always uncertain what is worth saying, what I can add, when so many professional journalists are telling the story first-hand, or analyzing the situation so astutely.