Family: Bringing a shared sense of humanity into the public eye

In honor of photojournalist Chris Hondros’ continuous endeavor to humanize world events, this exhibition explores the concept of family as documented by photojournalists who bring shared human experiences to us in the hopes of provoking thought, raising awareness and fostering understanding.

Featured Photojournalists: Daniel Berehulak, Andrea Bruce, Bryan Denton, Kevin Frayer, Chris Hondros & Tomás Munita

Presented by

Chris Hondros Fund

Curated by

David Furst, Todd Heisler, & Christina Piaia


This exhibit reflects on the work of photojournalists who bring to light shared human experiences. Through the lens of family, we’ve asked the photographers to share images that reflect the concept of family from their work in documenting some of the most important news stories of our times.

Each photojournalist represented here has been awarded the Chris Hondros Fund & Getty Images Award, which celebrates the work of two-time Pulitzer Prize Finalist and photojournalist Chris Hondros, who was killed April 20, 2011 on assignment in Misurata, Libya. As a photographer working in the world’s most difficult and dangerous places, Chris had the distinctive ability to connect his viewers with people embroiled in far-flung and sometimes obscure conflicts. He recognized the shared humanity among those affected by war, regardless of culture or beliefs, and he was determined to share their challenges to the wider world in the hopes of provoking thought, raising awareness and fostering understanding.

One of Chris’ skills was his continuous endeavor to humanize world events. The concept of family as documented by these photojournalists celebrates and honors the commonalities and shared humanity among us.


The Chris Hondros Fund was established to honor Pulitzer Prize-nominated photojournalist Chris Hondros, who covered most of the world’s conflicts since the late 1990s, including those in Kosovo, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Libya, and was killed April 20, 2011 while on assignment in Misurata, Libya.

The Fund seeks to continue and preserve Hondros’ distinctive ability to bring a visual history of shared human experiences into the public eye.

To this end, the Fund supports and advances the work of photojournalists who espouse Hondros’ legacy and vision, and raises awareness and educates the public of the issues facing photojournalists reporting from conflict areas around the world.


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