Chris Hondros joins convention speakers lineup

Chris Hondros, of Getty Images, who is currently in Iraq will be joining us as a speaker and judge at this year convention March 31 and April 1 in Milwaukee.

Hondros is an American Pulitzer Prize-nominated photojournalist. Born in New York City to immigrant Greek and German parents, he moved to North Carolina as a child. After receiving a degree in English Literature at North Carolina State University in 1993 and conducting his graduate work in photojournalism at Ohio University’s School of Visual Communications, Hondros returned to New York to concentrate on international reporting.

Hondros has photographed 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. His work has appeared on the covers of magazines such as Newsweek, the Economist, and Stern, and on the front pages of The New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times. He has been awarded several grants and fellowships for his work, including the US Agency for International Development Photojournalism Grant and a 2001 Pew Fellowship for International Reporting at Johns Hopkins University.

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 the John Faber award 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, where he is a staff photographer for Getty Images News Service.

Posted by Mark Hoffman

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