Chris Hondros, is a staff photographer for Getty Images News. After studying English Literature at North Carolina State in 1993 and conducting his graduate work in photojournalism at Ohio University, Hondros moved to New York to concentrate on international reporting. Since then he has covered assignments in Kosovo, Angola, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Afghanistan, Kashmir, the West Bank, Iraq, and Liberia. He was awarded a USAID Photojournalism Grant in 1999 and was a fellow at the Pew Fellowship for International Reporting at Johns Hopkins University in 2001. Hondros's images have received dozens of awards, including honors from World Press Photo in Amsterdam, the National Pictures of the Year Competition, the Visa Pour L'Image in France, and both the John Faber award and Robert Capa Gold Medal from the Overseas Press Club in New York. In 2004 Hondros was a Nominated Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Spot News Photography for his work in Liberia. He lives in New York City.
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