The Riveting Photojournalism Of Chris Hondros, In A Film By A Childhood Friend

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<p>(Courtesy Greg Campbell)</p>
<p>An iconic Hondros photo from Monrovia, Liberia, 2003. The photo was on the front page of the Washington Post.</p>

War photography is dangerous. For Chris Hondros, the calling proved fatal. He felt compelled to document people's lives as they held on to their humanity, while forces beyond their control fought to destroy them. He died in Libya in 2011, after the Arab Spring uprising.

Denver journalist Greg Campbell, a lifelong friend of Hondros, has produced a documentary about the photojournalist's life titled, simply, "Hondros." Campbell tells Colorado Matters the film captures his friend's life and work, and the people he photographed during some of their most difficult and devastating times.

"Hondros" won the audience award at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival and the 2017 Denver Film Festival. Scheduled for release on iTunes, Amazon Video, Xbox, and other home entertainment systems on March 6, it will come to Netflix on July 1.