The Price of a Photo
Brown, Tina, Newsweek
Byline: Tina Brown
Two journalists who gave their lives for the truth, and a war correspondent who walked away.
The deaths of THE brave and brilliant photojournalists Chris Hondros and Tim Hetherington ripped the hearts of all those who care about bearing witness to the truth. At a time when it's harder and harder to get attention for what's happening in the dark places in the world, we leave it to talents like theirs--often unsupported by any news organization--to go on risking their lives to send us proof. NEWSWEEK regularly published the astonishing images recorded by both of them, and we do so again starting on page 38, along with veteran war correspondent Joshua Hammer's account of their lives and work. In addition, Michael Ware, who for nearly a decade was in the thick of the wars in both Iraq and Afghanistan for Time and on camera for CNN, writes exclusively on his own story for NEWSWEEK. He confesses that the stress became so intense that "each day, I vanished a little bit more on that black living-room couch until I was transparent, if not invisible altogether. …