Photos from the frontlines: Deceased war photographers remembered Published: 2014-1-2 17:24:00

Molhem Barakat

Molhem Barakat, the 17-year-old photographer covering the Syrian civil war for Reuters, died near a hospital while taking photos of a battle between government forces and rebels in Aleppo on December 20, 2013.

Barakat provided the world with shocking and incredible glimpses of that war that still tears Syria since May. 

Photos taken by Molhem Barakat during the Syrian civil war Photos:

Remi Ochlik

French-born photographer Remi Ochlik was killed in the shelling of a media center in Homs, Syria on February 22, 2012. He was 28 years old. Ochlik’s photo essay Battle for Libya won first prize for General News at the 55th World Press Photo Contest in 2012.

Photos by Remi Ochlik

Chris Hondros

Chris Hondros, a 41-year-old American photographer, was killed by a mortar shell while covering battle between government troops and rebels in Misrata, Libya on April 20, 2011. He has covered many regional conflicts, including those in Kosovo, Angola, Lebanon, Afghanistan, Kashmir and Iraq.

Hondros was a nominated finalist for a Pulitzer Prize for his coverage in Liberia. He was also awarded the Robert Capa Gold Medal in 2006, the highest honor to be bestowed on a battlefield photographer.

Photos by Chris Hondros

Tim Hetherington

Tim Hetherington, British-American photographer, filmmaker, and photo journalist for US magazine Vanity Fair, was killed in mortar attacks in Misrata, Libya on April 20, 2011 at the age of 41. Hetherington’s decade-long career was awarded the World Press Photo Award in 2007. Tim was also one of the directors of Restrepo, which was nominated for the 2010 Academy Award for Best Documentary.

Photos by Tim Hetherington

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