History

The Getty Images and Chris Hondros Fund Award was created in 2012 to honor photojournalist and two-time Pulitzer Prize nominee Chris Hondros – the award-winning Getty Images photojournalist killed April 20, 2011 in a mortar attack by government forces in Misrata, Libya – his work and his distinctive ability to bring shared human experiences into the public eye.

Chris covered the world’s hotspots for Getty Images, including conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan and Liberia, with dedication, compassion and a soulful purpose. He recognized the shared humanity among those affected by war, regardless of culture or beliefs, and was determined to share their challenges to the wider world in the hope of provoking thought, raising awareness and fostering understanding. Chris helped give shape and vision to our photography and create a culture of news gathering that defines our organization today.

Awards

Getty Images and Chris Hondros Fund Award

Industry influencers picked by Getty Images nominate candidates who exemplify the work of Chris Hondros and celebrate his legacy and are awarded a prize of $20,000.


Winners


Past winners

2017

Meridith Kohut

Meridith was recognized for her extensive and moving coverage of the political and social upheaval in Venezuela in the years following the death of Hugo Chavez.
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2016

Bryan Denton

Bryan received the Fund's top award after first being honored with the Emerging Photographer Award in 2013. His work captures both the complexities and daily life of those living in conflict with an unyielding commitment and intellectual curiosity.
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2016

Kiana Hayeri

Kiana received the Emerging Photojournalist Award in support of a project to photograph young Syrian refugees in France, Belgium and Germany.
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2015

Kevin Frayer

Canadian photographer Kevin Frayer has been chosen to receive the fourth annual Getty Images and Chris Hondros Fund Award. Frayer is formerly a National photographer at the Canadian Press and a Chief Photographer for the Associated Press based in the Gaza Strip, Jerusalem, and New Delhi, India and is currently working with Getty Images.
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2015

Diana Markosian

We are also pleased to announce that Armenian-American photographer Diana Markosian has been selected as the emerging photojournalist recipient.
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2014

Daniel Berehulak

Daniel Berehulak was chosen for his unyielding commitment to photojournalism, the exceptional quality of his work and the rigor with which he approaches the compelling and complex news stories of our time.
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2014

Preston Gannaway

American independent documentary photographer and Pulitzer Prize winner Preston Gannaway was selected as a finalist to further enable her work focusing on intimate stories about American families and subcultures.
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2013

Tomás Munita

Tomás was chosen to for his exceptional photographic ability coupled with a spirited commitment to the craft of photojournalism.
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2013

Bryan Denton

Bryan was selected as a finalist to further enable his work, which captures both the complexities and daily life of those living in conflict with an unyielding commitment and intellectual curiosity.
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2012

Andrea Bruce

Andrea was awarded the inaugural Getty Images and Chris Hondros Fund Award for her ability to bring shared human experiences to light.
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2012

Dominic Bracco II

Dominic was recognized for his work, creating a visual history that provokes thought, raises awareness and fosters understanding.
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