At his funeral in Brooklyn, April 27, family and friends of Chris Hondros remembered him as a photojournalist with a passion for documenting the lives of people in conflict all over the world. Hondros has covered many major conflicts around the world, including wars in Kosovo, Angola, Sierra Leone, Lebanon, Afghanistan, Kashmir, the West Bank, Iraq and Liberia.
As Jennifer Calhoun said in her blog, “Chris knew his job covering war was important. He knew he was needed there to tell the stories. He did it well.”
Father Anthony J. Sansone, who presided over the service, called Hondros a “prophetic witness,” who was able to maintain the strength and courage necessary to do his work, because of the “heart of his conscience.” Sansone said, he never ran away from reality, in his life or in his pictures, so much so that in the end it even took his life from this earth.
At the service, Photography Director at Getty Images Pancho Bernasconi said, “Chris had such a good heart, even thought he saw the worst in life,”