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EYE WIDE OPEN

CHRIS HONDROS captured the brutality of war, armed with only a camera. A new documentary celebrates his fearless life and work

IN MEMORIAM

CASUALTIES OF WAR U.S. Army soldiers of the 25th Infantry Division shield their eyes from the rotor wash of a Chinook cargo helicopter in October 2009. They were being picked up in Paktika province, Afghanistan, on the border of Pakistan, after searching for suspected Taliban hideouts.
Hondros on assignment in Liberia in 2003.
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JUMP SHOT One of Hondros’s most famous images, from 2003, of a Liberian soldier leaping through the air after unloading a grenade launcher. “Chris had a way of finding humanity in the things he witnessed,” says Hondros director Greg Campbell, “as well as an ability to find the story in a single frame without even needing a caption to explain what happened.” 1 Rakan Hassan, 11, treated by a medic after being accidentally shot by U.S. soldiers in January 2005, in Tal Afar, Iraq.
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