May 17, 2018 | 7pm
Post-screening conversation with director Greg Campbell, New York Times photojournalist Todd Heisler and founder of The Chris Hondros Fund Christina Piaia. Moderated by BDC co-founder/Executive Director and photojournalist Michael Kamber.
Two-time Pulitzer finalist Chris Hondros was one of the best conflict photographers of his generation, having covered practically every major world event of his adult life. Beginning with the war in Kosovo in 1999, Chris served as witness to more than a decade of strife and conflict before he was killed in combat in Libya in April 2011.
Hondros director and childhood friend Greg Campbell takes viewers on a global journey to meet those in Chris's most influential photos, and to uncover their little-known backstories.
GREG CAMPBELL is a bestselling author and award-winning journalist. He met Chris Hondros when he was 14. They worked together in Kosovo, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and in Libya in the days before Chris's death.
TODD HEISLER is currently a staff photographer for The New York Times. While at the Rocky Mountain News, Heisler was awarded the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography for "Final Salute," a series of photographs, taken over the course of a year, profiling the funerals of Marines who died in the war and the work of then Major Steve Beck, who is responsible for notifying the family members of the Marine's death. Heisler was also a member of the Rocky Mountain News team that won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for its coverage of wildfire season in Colorado. In September 2010, he won an Emmy as a member of the New York Times "One in 8 Million" team.
CHRISTINA PIAIA is a public interest attorney practicing in New York. Prior to law school, Christina worked as a supervising picture editor for The Associated Press. She received a Masters of Fine Arts in Poetry and a Juris Doctor degree with a concentration in international women’s human rights. As a dedicated and passionate public interest attorney, Christina proudly serves on the board of two nonprofit organizations. Piaia founded The Chris Hondros Fund, which was established to honor American Pulitzer Prize finalist photojournalist Chris Hondros.
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