Slate has partnered with Brooklyn Brewery and RISC to bring its hit war correspondent interview series to our readers. In this third installment, Steve Hindy, founder of Brooklyn Brewery and a former Associated Press foreign correspondent, sits down with three of the people closest to Chris Hondros, the award-winning photojournalist who was killed in Misrata, Libya in 2011. Testament, a collection of Hondros’photography and writing, was released posthumously this year.
War correspondents make their living by putting themselves in harm’s way. That’s the nature of the work. As with the soldiers fighting the wars they cover, they too often return home bearing the psychological and emotional scars of all they’ve seen and experienced. In the clip above, Christina Piaia (president of the Chris Hondros Fund), Todd Heisler (staff photographer for the New York Times), and Sandy Ciric (director of photography at Getty Images), discuss the epidemic of PTSD among journalists working in conflict zones, and the resources—or lack thereof—available to those who are suffering.
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