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Two Photographers Killed in Libya

Posted on April 21st, 2011

It is with great sadness that I have to report that photojournalists Tim Hetherington and Chris Handros were killed yesterday in Misurata, Libya. Two other photographers working alongside Hetherington and Handros were also injured. From the New York times piece reporting the event. About 3 p.m., Mr. Liohn said, the four were struck by a rocket-propelled grenade. Nicole Tung, another journalist in Misurata, who helped the wounded photographers, said she thought the men might have been hit by a high-explosive mortar blast. Both weapons are in use by the Qaddafi forces fighting for Tripoli Street. Today on the NY Times Lens blog there are two pieces entitled Parting Glance: Tim Hetherington and Parting Glance: Chris Handros. Both photographers have been described by friends and…

The Last Lions

Posted on April 7th, 2011

The Last Lions is a harrowing saga of a mother lioness’ will to survive as she journeys across the brutal African delta. The lioness, Ma di Tau, has her world turned upside down after a fierce battle with a rival pride leaves her mate dead. During the battle, she severely injures the pride’s leader. Knowing the enemy pride will be back to seek vengeance, Ma di Tau quickly flees with her three young cubs. In the quest to find safety, they must first learn to survive in completely unknown and dangerous territory. Ma di Tau is forced to adapt to the new land. She is forced to go against her instinct and learn to hunt wildebeest while they are in the water. Ma di…