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Tribute Project to Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros

Tim Hetherington

Chris Hondros

One year after their untimely deaths while working in Libya, a special tribute to Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros called “Liberty and Justice (for All)” features the work of 68 photographers. The tribute includes work of some of the world’s best photojournalists, and explores the concepts of liberty and justice.

More information can be seen here.

To see the exhibition in person in NYC, you can visit the VII Gallery in Dumbo, Brooklyn, where they are hosting a month-long exhibition of the collection. The exhibition opens on Thursday, May 10 and will be launched with a panel discussion moderated by David Hartman, founding host of Good Morning America, and featuring senior Getty photographer John Moore, The New Yorker’s Dexter Filkins, ABC Senior Foreign Affairs Correspondent Martha Raddatz and Benjamin J. Spatz, curator of the photography collection and Guest Editor at Alaska Quarterly Review.

The exhibition is also connected to a 30th anniversary special edition of the Alaska Quarterly Review. Benjamin Spatz writes of the collection in the Review:

Photojournalists have a particularly unique perspective on the notions of liberty and justice. They confront the full spectrum of human emotions: moments of joy and of anguish, in times of war and of peace. Many go where others don’t, to forgotten corners of their own communities and to far-off lands, often putting themselves in harm’s way to bring back visually arresting stories. Their charge is to seek truth as they bear witness to the world. Their work helps lay the foundation for deeper understanding and empathy.

 

Liberty and Justice (For All): A Global Photo Mosaic is an exploration of the concepts of liberty and justice. The 68 contributors, among them many of the world’s leading photojournalists, were asked to select one image that speaks to their sense of the theme and to pair that image with a brief narrative. There were no limitations on timeframe, subject matter or geography. Taken together, their words and images create a tapestry of the varied nature of liberty and justice that coalesce to explore something more fundamental: the pursuit and importance of truth.

 

This project was born from reflection on the lives of photojournalists Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros, who were killed on April 20, 2011, while covering the war in Libya. They were among their field’s most accomplished leaders, men who pushed boundaries and reshaped the landscape of visual communication. They were trusted friends for many included here. For me, they were also mentors.

 

Author

Genevieve Belmaker
Genevieve Belmaker

Genevieve Belmaker is a freelance journalist and contributing editor with The Epoch Times (www.theepochtimes.com). She also contributes to Quill, the magazine of the Society of Professional Journalists and Poynter.org. Her blog on journalism is http://artofreportage.com.

Genevieve has traveled throughout the U.S., Asia, Central America, Israel and the West Bank for reporting assignments, including major investigative reports on the recovery of New Orleans, the encroaching presence of China in Costa Rica and Nicaragua, the dangerous import of melamine-contaminated milk into the U.S. and settlement outposts in the West Bank. She regularly reports on issues related to journalism, and the work of journalists.

She holds a BA from the University of Southern California in International Relations, and has been a member of several prominent national and international professional media organizations, including the Society of Professional Journalists, Investigative Reporters and Editors, the International Women’s Media Foundation, the New York Press Club, and the Newswomen’s Club of New York. She lives in Jerusalem, Israel with her husband and son.

Areas of Focus:
New Media; Journalism; Culture and Society

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