At the Daily Beast, Newsweek’s David A. Graham managed to gather memories from an intimate gathering of friends and colleagues last night at the Half King, a New York bar co-owned by Junger.
“Tim was very brave. We were in a lot of combat situations, and I can’t imagine a better combat photographer,” Junger said of Hetherington. But he said the best way to remember the fallen photographers was to recall that they were killed not while trying to snap a front-page photograph, but while attempting to chronicle of the destruction caused by armed conflict. “He and Chris Hondros and the other journalists in Misrata were capturing the horror of Misrata, but they were also capturing something much greater and more important: all of the tens of thousands of civilians that have been killed in the past decades. That’s what they were going there for—Rwanda, Sarajevo, Liberia, the list goes on.”