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Yuri Kozyrev, 47: Chechnya / Kosovo / Afghanistan (held captive in 1992) / Iraq / Bahrain / Egypt / Libya
Tyler Hicks, 41: Kosovo / Afghanistan / Iraq / Lebanon / Libya (held captive, with Lynsey Addario, in March)

Kozyrev and Hicks were traveling together in Libya in March 2011 when Hicks and Lynsey Addario (slide 2) were captured by Qaddafi’s soldiers. In the weeks before his friends were captured, Kozyrev says, “it was really, really exciting. But it was not safe to stay there.”

Note: Conflicts listed roughly in chronological order of the photographer’s first trip there; many have made multiple trips to certain countries.

Photo: Christopher Anderson/Magnum Photos

Michael Kamber, 47: Haiti / Afghanistan / Iraq / Liberia / Ivory Coast / Israel and the Palestinian territories / Nigeria / Darfur / Somalia
Lynsey Addario, 37: Afghanistan / Iraq (held captive in 2004) / Darfur / Congo / Lebanon and Israel / Libya (held captive, with Tyler Hicks, in March)
Ashley Gilbertson, 33: Papua New Guinea / Indonesia /Philippines / Kosovo / Iraq / Afghanistan
Alan Chin, 40: Balkans / Afghanistan / Israel and the Palestinian territories / Iraq / China / Egypt / Tunisia

Photo: Christopher Anderson/Magnum Photos

Mario Tama, 39: Afghanistan / Pakistan / Iraq / Venezuela / Haiti
John Moore, 43: El Salvador / Nicaragua / Haiti / Somalia / Kashmir / Angola / Congo / Sri Lanka / Croatia / Afghanistan / Iraq / Pakistan / Libya
Spencer Platt, 41: Afghanistan / Iraq / Congo / Liberia / Israel and the Palestinian territories / Central African Republic / Juárez, Mexico / Sudan / Tunisia
Carolyn Cole, 50: Haiti / Balkans / Afghanistan / Iraq / Liberia / Israel and the Palestinian territories / Sudan / Lebanon / Pakistan / Egypt
Joe Raedle, 45: Haiti / Afghanistan / Iraq / Libya (held captive in March)
Hondros’s fellow Getty photographers, plus Cole of the L.A. Times. “Despite all of the dangerous assignments Chris had been on, I never expected to be going to his funeral,” says Cole.

Photo: Christopher Anderson/Magnum Photos

Gary Knight, 46: Cambodia / Burma / Thailand / South Africa/ Balkans / Northern Ireland / Liberia / Zaire / Congo / Darfur / Israel and the Palestinian territories (held captive in 2001) / Kashmir / Iraq / Afghanistan
Ron Haviv, 45: Panama / Liberia (held captive in 1990) / Haiti / Iraq (held captive in 1991) / Balkans (held captive in 1994) / Russia / Kosovo / Afghanistan / Darfur / Congo / Sri Lanka / Georgia / Egypt
Benjamin Lowy, 31 (with son Mateo, 20 months) : Israel and the Palestinian territories  / Iraq / Haiti / Darfur / Chad / Papua New Guinea / Afghanistan / Libya
Stephanie Sinclair, 38: Iraq / Afghanistan / Yemen / Lebanon
Peter van Agtmael, 30: Ivory Coast / Iraq / Afghanistan / Uganda / Egypt
Lowy was with Hetherington in Libya on a different trip before he was killed. When he got the news, he immediately headed down to Texas to shoot a wildfire. “I just needed to get out of town, go do something dangerous that, you know, wasn’t the same as a war." (Photo: Christopher Anderson/Magnum Photos)

Christopher Anderson, 41: Balkans / Central African Republic / Haiti / Israel and the Palestinian territories / Iraq / Afghanistan / Lebanon / Venezuela / Brazil
Moises Saman, 37: Haiti / Kosovo / Afghanistan / Pakistan / Israel and the Palestinian territories / Iraq (imprisoned in Abu Ghraib in 2003) / Lebanon
Anderson, who is “semi-retired” from combat photography, shot these portraits.

Photo: Christopher Anderson/Magnum Photos

Samantha Appleton, 36: Israel and the Palestinian territories / Iraq / Nepal / Afghanistan / Lebanon
João Silva, 44: South Africa / Somalia / Sudan / Rwanda / Afghanistan (severely injured in 2010) / Israel and the Palestinian territories / Iraq / Lebanon / Kenya / Georgia
Silva, who has been shooting combat since the end of South African apartheid as part of the so-called Bang Bang Club, lost both his legs after stepping on a land mine in Afghanistan in October 2010. He wants to get back to work. “I wish I was in Libya right now,” he says.

Photo: Christopher Anderson/Magnum Photos

João Silva

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Photo: Christopher Anderson/Magnum Photos

Chris Hondros

In Misurata, Libya, on April 18. He died on April 20.

Says Ron Haviv (slide 4), who met Hondros in Kosovo at the start of his career: “As Chris became part of Getty and moved up the ladder, he understood the power that he had, because he had this great machine to distribute his work and to have a real impact with it. And I think that he was very conscious and responsible to that fact. The Tal Afar pictures are a good example of him causing a shift in the way that people thought about a conflict such as Iraq."

Photo: Katie Orlinsky via Getty Images

Tim Hetherington (right)

Hetherington with Sebastian Junger while making 'Restrepo', their Academy Award-nominated documentary about the Afghan war. Korengal Valley, Afghanistan. September 2007

The country Hetherington photographed most was Liberia, where he lived after the end of the civil war. “Monrovia was kind the end of the world at that point," says Michael Kamber. “He’d covered the fighting, and now he wanted to get behind the fighting and see what had brought it on.”

Photo: Tim Hetherington

Yuri Kozyrev

Libya, 2011. Rebels fleeing under fire from the Libyan army.

“It was an amazing moment when the rebels were really pushing forward," said Moscow-based Kozyrev, who spent eight years shooting for Time in Bagdhad. Both he and Hetherington eventually got frustrated and left Libya, but Kozyrev was planning to go with Hetherington and Hondros to Misurata.

Photo: Yuri Kozyrev/NOOR for TIME)

Tyler Hicks

Afghanistan, 2009. An Army soldier runs under cover from a pink smoke grenade to escape an intense attack by Taliban fighters in which one soldier was killed by an IED.

The last time Hondros and Hicks saw each other was in the Paris airport as Hicks was coming back from being held captive in Libya and Hondros was escorting another friend of theirs, Joe Raedle (slide 3), after Raedle was captured in Libya. “There’s no bubble around you as a photographer. You assume the same risks as the people who you’re photographing every time you go out,” says Hicks.

Photo: Tyler Hicks/New York Times/Redux

Michael Kamber

Iraq, 2007. Soldiers marking their location with green smoke for a resupply chopper while on patrol for three missing U.S. soldiers.

One of Hetherington’s closest friends, Kamber is unusual among this group in that he quit combat photography for many years after his first conflict, Haiti, in 1987. “I almost got killed and my daughter was 4 at the time and it just didn’t seem fair to leave her without a father,” he says. He got back into it after 9/11 because, he says, “every time I went back, I found stories that weren’t getting told."

Photo: Michael Kamber/New York Times/Redux

Lynsey Addario

Afghanistan, 2007. Soldiers from Battle Company, 173rd Division, carrying the body of Sergeant Larry Rougle toward a medevac helicopter.

Addario and Hetherington were both on the companywide Rock Avalanche mission (seen in Restrepo) when their platoon got ambushed by the Taliban and Rougle was killed. In the retreat, Hetherington broke his leg and had to hike downhill for four hours till dawn.

Photo: Lynsey Addario/VII Photo

Ashley Gilbertson

Iraq, 2004

Marines from Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, detain an insurgent after they shot him and his two comrades during the battle for Falluja. The insurgent claimed to be a student. The marines responded, “Yeah, right, University of Jihad, motherfucker.” Gilbertson spent six years in Iraq, but has been mostly stateside since 2008. He did an extended project documenting the intact bedrooms of men and women who’d died serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, called “Bedrooms of the Fallen.” Now he’s examining post-traumatic-stress disorder and suicide among veterans.

Photo: Ashley Gilbertson/VII Photo

Alan Chin

Afghanistan, 2001. Taliban prisoners, some of whom later ended up going to Guantánamo and other prisons.

Chin last saw Hondros in Tahrir Square in Cairo in February. “At one point we ended up on a rickety platform of toothpick two-by-fours jury-built on top of a fence, photographing the angry crowd right before Mubarak’s downfall. We laughed about whether or not we were going to fall headfirst into concrete while discussing each breaking piece of news,” says Chin.

Photo: Alan S. Chin

Mario Tama

Iraq, 2004. U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division soldiers stand guard near the area where a Blackhawk helicopter crashed while making an emergency landing, killing all nine people onboard.

One of Hondros’s colleagues at Getty, Tama spent much of the last five years photographing New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. He remembers that after the levees broke, Hondros “showed up with a carload full of food and supplies and gasoline. I remember just being so thrilled to see his face, and he was carrying a six-pack of beer, which was like gold for us."

Photo: Mario Tama/Courtesy of Getty Images

John Moore

Pakistan, 2007. A survivor overcome with emotion at the site of a bomb-blast attack that killed former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto.

One of Hondros’s colleagues at Getty, Moore was traveling with Hicks, Addario, and Kozyrev in Libya just before Hicks and Addario were captured, and took what might have been the last, haunting photos of them.

Photo: John Moore/Courtesy of Getty Images

Spencer Platt

Gaza, 2005. Teenagers run past a fire blockade erected in a standoff with police.

“I don’t think Chris would consider himself a war photographer,” says Spencer Platt. “We’re part of a dying breed of photojournalists, the all-arounders. We’ll shoot anything: the Westminster dog show, business stories, fashion, sports.” Platt was scheduled to go to Libya to relieve Hondros. “It was a very tough week, but also a week where I think the profession, especially in New York, recalibrated itself and reminded itself of why we do this."

Photo: Spencer Platt/Courtesy of Getty Images

Carolyn Cole

Liberia, 2003

Cole and Hondros were together in Liberia with photojournalist Martin Adler, who was killed in Somalia in 2006, along with French photographer Patrick Robert, who was shot and seriously wounded while working with Michael Kamber (slide 2 and slide 11) in Liberia. Says Cole, “This was the first time I had been to Africa and seen close street fighting. I was there alone, and Chris was kind enough to guide me down to the front line, when I was unsure where to go. One of the most memorable moments was when a soldier came running towards us carrying his mortally wounded comrade, his T-shirt soaked in blood.” Minutes later, Cole took this shot.

Photo: Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times

Joe Raedle

Afghanistan, 2009. A Marine takes up a fighting position after offloading a helicopter.

Raedle was taken captive in Libya in March, and when he got released, Hondros, who had been on vacation in Cairo after the revolutions, took it upon himself to escort Raedle back to the United States. “He definitely didn’t have to do that,” says Raedle. “That just kind of shows who Chris was. A great guy.” Tyler Hicks was returning from his ordeal in Libya on the same flight, and he and Raedle swapped captivity stories in the Paris airport, with Hondros, of course, photographing the whole conversation.

Photo: Joe Raedle/Courtesy of Getty Images

Gary Knight

Iraq, 2003. One of 57 photographs in a sequence taken during three days when a battalion of Marines attacked and captured the Diwanya Bridge prior to driving into Baghdad and pulling down the statue of Saddam Hussein outside the Palestine Hotel.

Knight, like Chris Anderson, is now semi-retired from combat photography. “I’m no longer interested into going to a war for the sake of going to a war,” he says. “I’ve seen a lot of violence in a lot of different places, and it keeps repeating itself, and after a while, I think, it’s like radiation. It’s like something you want to limit your exposure to."

Photo: Gary Knight/VII Photo

Ron Haviv

Afghanistan, 2001
Northern Alliance soldiers show off Taliban POW on the old road to Kabul. Haviv has been held captive three times while on the job. Now he gives workshops to younger photographers and insists they take a survival course before going into a combat zone to learn combat medicine and how to read sketchy situations (example: If a field is empty during harvest season in a poor country, something dangerous lies ahead). Those courses didn't exist in Haviv's day, so he and Knight just took one a few years ago. “A lot of what they taught us, we already knew,” says Haviv, “but it was only because we survived what we shouldn’t have survived.”

Photo: Ron Haviv/VII Photo

Benjamin Lowy

Iraq, 2007

A picture Lowy took when five out of ten cars in a convoy he was riding in got hit by IEDs. Three cars were destroyed, including the one Lowy was supposed to be riding in. “I think all of us are intrinsically curious about violence. I mean, that would be the only reason to keep on going and photographing it," says Lowy. He has been taking stock of his job lately, but remains undeterred. “I have my second child on the way, and my wife and I have had a lot of conversations about what I do and if I’m willing to leave them, in a sense,” he says. “And, you know, the excuse is very much the same as for a soldier or a police officer. That this is my calling. This is what I do.”

Photo: Courtesy of Benjamin Lowy/Reportage by Getty Images

Stephanie Sinclair

Lebanon, 2006

Lebanese civil-defense workers remove bodies from an Israeli airstrike that killed more than two dozen people in a residential neighborhood. Sinclair has lived in Iraq and Beirut, doing extensive photo series on female U.S. soldiers, prostitutes, and Afghan women who self-immolated, usually in an attempt to escape from abusive husbands.

Photo: Stephanie Sinclair/VII Photo

Peter van Agtmael

Iraq, 2006

The aftermath of a suicide bomb that killed nine and wounded twenty. In Egypt, van Agtmael got attacked by a mob after going down a road that Hondros had warned him against going down. “I definitely fucked up,” he says. “And it made me realize that I’d gotten cocky and overconfident with my abilities in those situations."

Photo: Peter Van Agtmael/Magnum Photos

Christopher Anderson

Afghanistan, 2001
A Taliban fighter, seen through the windshield of a Toyota Hilux that has been smeared with mud as camouflage from American bombers, surrenders to Northern Alliance troops. Anderson and Hetherington shared a studio in the Brooklyn Navy Yard and were neighbors in the Williamsburg apartment building nicknamed “the Kibbutz.” “There’s a black cloud hanging over [the Kibbutz],” he says. “The place has always been a gathering place, a place of refuge, so to speak, and I think that’s carried through into this tragedy. The day it happened, people gathered at our apartment and it just seemed like a natural place for people to come and gravitate to be together.”

Photo: Christopher Anderson/Magnum Photos

Moises Saman

Afghanistan, 2010

Afghan soldiers carry a wounded comrade into an American medevac helicopter after a Taliban ambush near the village of Tsunek, Kunar Province. A close friend of Hetherington’s, Saman was driving down to Washington, D.C. with Chris Anderson to photograph João Silva for this portfolio when the news broke about bin Laden’s assassination. They immediately went to the nearest bar to watch the story unfold. Like many of the other photographers in this portfolio, along with Hetherington and Hondros, Saman and Anderson got their baptism by fire covering the conflicts that were spurred by 9/11.

Photo: Moises Saman/Magnum Photos

Samantha Appleton

New York City, 2001

Appleton drove all night from Maine and spent the night at ground zero on 9/11 taking this picture of rescue workers at a makeshift morgue set up in a Brooks Brothers store. Although photojournalism, particularly in war zones, can be a macho profession, Appleton says that she gets much more criticism from outsiders than from her male colleagues. “Those kind of guys don’t question it,” she says. “Because they’re in a car with us. They see our judgment. They know exactly who we are and what we are capable of. You prove yourself in such a pure way when you’re in a combat situation. And they would know if you couldn’t handle it."

Photo: Samantha Appleton

João Silva

Iraq, 2006
A U.S. Marine sergeant drags a wounded comrade to safety. The wounded Marine was shot right next to Silva while on a foot patrol. Silva is one of two remaining members of the Bang-Bang Club, four friends who documented the end of South African apartheid. Silva says he’d seen enough mangled flesh in his lifetime to know immediately that he’d lost his legs after stepping on a land mine in Afghanistan. “I wasn’t surprised at all,” he says. “I was like, ‘Okay, it’s happened. My turn came up. I’m alive. Let’s move on.’” He’s taking steps on his new prosthetic legs and hopes to be home in Johannesburg and working again soon, though likely not again in conflict zones.

Photo: João Silva for The New York Times.
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