Chris Hondros Fund Presents
Featuring Martin Adler, Nic Bothma, Carolyn Cole, Ben Curtis, Tim Hetherington, Chris Hondros, Mike Kamber, Q.Sakamaki, Kuni Takahashi
Curated by Jamie Wellford
© Mike Kamber
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.
“Liberia: Remembering” includes the work of nine photojournalists who were in Monrovia at the end of the civil war in the summer of 2003. Of those, three have died covering other conflicts, including Chris Hondros, Tim Hetherington, and Martin Adler. The show is presented in their memory and in honor of all those who lost their lives during Liberia’s decade-long civil war.
The Chris Hondros Fund supports and advances the work of photojournalists and raises awareness of the issues facing those reporting from conflict areas. It was established in honor of American Pulitzer Prize-nominated photojournalist Chris Hondros, who covered most of the world’s conflicts beginning in the late 1990s, including Kosovo, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Libya. The Fund seeks to continue and preserve Hondros’ legacy of creating a visual history through his distinctive ability to bring shared human experiences into the public eye.