In the aftermath of 9/11, award-winning Getty Images conflict photographer Chris Hondros became driven by a commitment to capturing the agony of war. A sensitive photojournalist, he worked with purpose and demonstrated an immense tolerance for personal risk and sacrifice before being fatally wounded by a mortar attack in 2011. Daringly covering more than a decade of conflict across Africa, Europe and the Middle East, his drive to share the perilous reality of frontline confrontation is no more evident than in his arrestingly powerful and intimate imagery. Directed by author and longtime friend Greg Campbell, Hondros is a moving retrospective testimonial that ventures beyond his definitive combat work to lay bare the backstories and personal connections of his most influential photos. Featuring sweeping on-the-ground archival footage interspersed with his own recordings and candid interviews with colleagues, friends and family, the legacy of a generational trailblazing force is earnestly illustrated. Shaka Licorish
Co-presented by Stephen Bulger Gallery and SCOTIABANK CONTACT PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL.