Chris Hondros

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Chris Hondros (March 14, 1970 – April 20, 2011) was an American Pulitzer Prize-nominated war photographer.

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Chris Hondros was born in New York City to immigrant Greek and German parents who were child refugees after World War II. He spent most of his childhood in Fayetteville, North Carolina, where he graduated from Terry Sanford High School in 1988.

Hondros studied English literature at North Carolina State University where he also worked for the Technician, the campus newspaper. After graduating from State in 1993, Hondros moved to Athens, Ohio and earned a Master's degree at Ohio University School of Visual Communications. He returned to Fayetteville in 1996 to begin a career with the The Fayetteville Observer and to be close to his father who died of cancer in 2000.

Hondros left his job at The Fayetteville Observer in 1998 to return to New York and concentrate on international reporting. From his base in New York, Hondros worked in most of the world's major conflict zones since the late 1990s, including Kosovo, Angola, Sierra Leone, Afghanistan, Kashmir, the West Bank, Iraq, and Liberia.

Following the September 11 attacks, Hondros took photos at ground zero. Hondros also followed Sen. John Kerry's presidential campaign in...
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