Chris Hondros's life and pictures highlighted in documentary 'Hondros'

Chris Hondros, a Getty Images photographer, was fatally wounded on April 20, 2011, in a mortar attack by government forces while covering the civil war in Libya. Hondros’s work is woven through our history, as he covered everything from politics to marathons. A new documentary film, “Hondros,” opens in theaters on March 2, 2018, and begins streaming online on March 6. It focuses on his life as told through his images. Here’s a look at some of his iconic and final work.

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<p>A U.S. Marine pulls down a picture of Saddam Hussein at a school April 16, 2003 in Al-Kut, Iraq. A combination team of Marines, Army and Special Forces went to schools and other facilities in Al-Kut looking for weapons caches and unexploded bombs in preparation for removing and neutralizing them. </p>
AL-KUT, IRAQ APRIL 16, 2003

A U.S. Marine pulls down a picture of Saddam Hussein at a school April 16, 2003 in Al-Kut, Iraq. A combination team of Marines, Army and Special Forces went to schools and other facilities in Al-Kut looking for weapons caches and unexploded bombs in preparation for removing and neutralizing them.

<p>A Liberian militia commander loyal to the government exults after firing a rocket-propelled grenade at rebel forces at a key strategic bridge July 20, 2003 in Monrovia, Liberia. Government forces succeeded in forcing back rebel forces in fierce fighting on the edge of Monrovia’s city center. </p>
MONROVIA, LIBERIA – JULY 20, 2003

A Liberian militia commander loyal to the government exults after firing a rocket-propelled grenade at rebel forces at a key strategic bridge July 20, 2003 in Monrovia, Liberia. Government forces succeeded in forcing back rebel forces in fierce fighting on the edge of Monrovia’s city center.

<p>A young female soldier sits in a truck just prior to a rebel attack July 19, 2003 near front line positions just outside Monrovia, Liberia. In an unexpected move, rebels attacked the capital this afternoon. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images) </p>
MONROVIA, LIBERIA – JULY 19, 2003

A young female soldier sits in a truck just prior to a rebel attack July 19, 2003 near front line positions just outside Monrovia, Liberia. In an unexpected move, rebels attacked the capital this afternoon. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

<p>A small boy brandishes an assault rifle near the front lines August 3, 2003 in Monrovia, Liberia. Very small children often hang around the fronts, learning to carry weapons in preparation as roles as fighters. Fighting has been dragging on for nearly two weeks now, leaving downtown’s social services nearly non-existent. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images) </p>
MONROVIA, LIBERIA – AUGUST 3, 2003

A small boy brandishes an assault rifle near the front lines August 3, 2003 in Monrovia, Liberia. Very small children often hang around the fronts, learning to carry weapons in preparation as roles as fighters. Fighting has been dragging on for nearly two weeks now, leaving downtown’s social services nearly non-existent. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

<p>A Liberians United for Reconciliation and Democracy (LURD) stands among hundreds of shell casings August 6, 2003 in Monrovia, Liberia. LURD rebels still hold positions on the edge of downtown Monrovia, staying in place as peacekeepers try bring the rebels and Liberian government together for meetings. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images) </p>
MONROVIA, LIBERIA – AUGUST 6, 2003

A Liberians United for Reconciliation and Democracy (LURD) stands among hundreds of shell casings August 6, 2003 in Monrovia, Liberia. LURD rebels still hold positions on the edge of downtown Monrovia, staying in place as peacekeepers try bring the rebels and Liberian government together for meetings. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

<p>Journalists, U.S. troops and Iraqi police run for cover during a firefight with insurgents January 16, 2005 in Tal Afar, Iraq. A routine patrol in the insurgent stronghold turned into an hour-long running gunbattle January 16, with a combined U.S. and Iraqi police force battling insurgents across alleys and down boulevards. Despite several close calls, there were no U.S. or Iraqi police casualties. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images) </p>
TAL AFAR, IRAQ – JANUARY 16, 2005

Journalists, U.S. troops and Iraqi police run for cover during a firefight with insurgents January 16, 2005 in Tal Afar, Iraq. A routine patrol in the insurgent stronghold turned into an hour-long running gunbattle January 16, with a combined U.S. and Iraqi police force battling insurgents across alleys and down boulevards. Despite several close calls, there were no U.S. or Iraqi police casualties. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

<p>A U.S. soldier with the 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division walks the streets during a dusk patrol on January 18, 2005, in Tal Afar, Iraq. During the patrol the soldiers fired on a car when it failed to stop and came toward soldiers, despite warning shots beign fired. The car held an Iraqi family of which the mother and father were killed. According to the U.S. Army, six children in the in the car survived, one with a non-life threatening flesh wound. U.S. military said they are is investigating the incident. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images) </p>
TAL AFAR, IRAQ – JANUARY 18, 2005

A U.S. soldier with the 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division walks the streets during a dusk patrol on January 18, 2005, in Tal Afar, Iraq. During the patrol the soldiers fired on a car when it failed to stop and came toward soldiers, despite warning shots beign fired. The car held an Iraqi family of which the mother and father were killed. According to the U.S. Army, six children in the in the car survived, one with a non-life threatening flesh wound. U.S. military said they are is investigating the incident. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

<p>An Iraqi boy is treated for a flesh wound in his back after U.S. Soldiers with the 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Stryker Brigade Combat Team of the 25th Infantry Division out of Ft. Lewis, Washington killed his parents when their car approached soldiers, despite warning shots, during a dusk patrol January 18, 2005 in Tal Afar, Iraq. The car held an Iraqi family of which the mother and father were killed. According to the U.S. Army, six children in the in the car survived, one with a non-life threatening flesh wound. U.S. military said they are is investigating the incident. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images) </p>
TAL AFAR, IRAQ – JANUARY 18, 2005

An Iraqi boy is treated for a flesh wound in his back after U.S. Soldiers with the 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Stryker Brigade Combat Team of the 25th Infantry Division out of Ft. Lewis, Washington killed his parents when their car approached soldiers, despite warning shots, during a dusk patrol January 18, 2005 in Tal Afar, Iraq. The car held an Iraqi family of which the mother and father were killed. According to the U.S. Army, six children in the in the car survived, one with a non-life threatening flesh wound. U.S. military said they are is investigating the incident. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

<p>Samar Hassan screams after her parents were killed by U.S. Soldiers with the 25th Infantry Division in a shooting January 18, 2005 in Tal Afar, Iraq. The troops fired on the Hassan family car when it unwittingly approached them during a dusk patrol in the tense northern Iraqi town. Parents Hussein and Camila Hassan were killed instantly, and a son Racan, 11, was seriously wounded in the abdomen. Racan, who lost the use of his legs, was treated later in the U.S. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images) </p>
TAL AFAR, IRAQ – JANUARY 18, 2005

Samar Hassan screams after her parents were killed by U.S. Soldiers with the 25th Infantry Division in a shooting January 18, 2005 in Tal Afar, Iraq. The troops fired on the Hassan family car when it unwittingly approached them during a dusk patrol in the tense northern Iraqi town. Parents Hussein and Camila Hassan were killed instantly, and a son Racan, 11, was seriously wounded in the abdomen. Racan, who lost the use of his legs, was treated later in the U.S. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

<p>Samar Hassan, 5, screams after her parents were killed by U.S. Soldiers with the 25th Infantry Division in a shooting January 18, 2005 in Tal Afar, Iraq. The troops fired on the Hassan family car when it unwittingly approached them during a dusk patrol in the tense northern Iraqi town. Parents Hussein and Camila Hassan were killed instantly, and son Racan, 11, was seriously wounded in the abdomen. Racan, paralyzed from the waist down, was treated later in the U.S. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images) </p>
TAL AFAR, IRAQ – JANUARY 18, 2005

Samar Hassan, 5, screams after her parents were killed by U.S. Soldiers with the 25th Infantry Division in a shooting January 18, 2005 in Tal Afar, Iraq. The troops fired on the Hassan family car when it unwittingly approached them during a dusk patrol in the tense northern Iraqi town. Parents Hussein and Camila Hassan were killed instantly, and son Racan, 11, was seriously wounded in the abdomen. Racan, paralyzed from the waist down, was treated later in the U.S. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

<p>In the orange fog of an Iraqi sandstorm, US troops run up and fire warning shots at three Iraqi men in a field who started running from their patrol May 16, 2008 in Baghdad, Iraq. One of the three men was shot in the leg by the advancing US troops, and started bleeding heavily. He was immediately treated by the US medic traveling with the platoon and transported to the nearest US base for medical care, and is expected to recover. The other two men were arrested by the troops and brought in for investigation. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images) </p>
BAGHDAD, IRAQ – MAY 16, 2008

In the orange fog of an Iraqi sandstorm, US troops run up and fire warning shots at three Iraqi men in a field who started running from their patrol May 16, 2008 in Baghdad, Iraq. One of the three men was shot in the leg by the advancing US troops, and started bleeding heavily. He was immediately treated by the US medic traveling with the platoon and transported to the nearest US base for medical care, and is expected to recover. The other two men were arrested by the troops and brought in for investigation. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

<p>US Army soldiers in the 1/501st of the 25th Infantry Division shield their eyes from the powerful rotor wash of a Chinook cargo helicopter as they are picked up from a mission October 15, 2009 in Paktika Province, Afghanistan. Soldiers of the 1/501 scoured the Afghan countryside near the Pakistani border on a two-day mission into a tense part of Paktika province, an that American soldiers had not patroled for over three years. The troops were looking for suspected Taliban weapons stores and hideouts. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images) </p>
PAKTIKA PROVINCE, PAKTIKA – OCTOBER 15, 2009

US Army soldiers in the 1/501st of the 25th Infantry Division shield their eyes from the powerful rotor wash of a Chinook cargo helicopter as they are picked up from a mission October 15, 2009 in Paktika Province, Afghanistan. Soldiers of the 1/501 scoured the Afghan countryside near the Pakistani border on a two-day mission into a tense part of Paktika province, an that American soldiers had not patroled for over three years. The troops were looking for suspected Taliban weapons stores and hideouts. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

<p>A supporter of embattled Egyptian president Hosni Mubarek rides a camel through the melee during a clash between pro-Mubarek and anti-government protesters in Tahrir Square on February 2, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Yesterday President Mubarak announced that he would not run for another term in office, but would stay in power until elections later this year. Thousands of supporters of Egypt’s long-time president and opponents of the regime clashed then today in Tahrir Square, throwing rocks and fighting with improvised weapons. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images) </p>
CAIRO, EGYPT – FEBRUARY 02, 2011

A supporter of embattled Egyptian president Hosni Mubarek rides a camel through the melee during a clash between pro-Mubarek and anti-government protesters in Tahrir Square on February 2, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. Yesterday President Mubarak announced that he would not run for another term in office, but would stay in power until elections later this year. Thousands of supporters of Egypt’s long-time president and opponents of the regime clashed then today in Tahrir Square, throwing rocks and fighting with improvised weapons. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

<p>A rebel fighter celebrates as his comrades fire a rocket barrage toward the positions of troops loyal to Libyan ruler Muammar Gaddafi April 14, 2011 west of Ajdabiyah, Libya. Rebels exchanged artillery and rocket fire with loyalist troops west of Ajdabiyah April 14 as the confict engulfing Libya continued. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images) </p>
AJDABIYAH, LIBYA – APRIL 14, 2011

A rebel fighter celebrates as his comrades fire a rocket barrage toward the positions of troops loyal to Libyan ruler Muammar Gaddafi April 14, 2011 west of Ajdabiyah, Libya. Rebels exchanged artillery and rocket fire with loyalist troops west of Ajdabiyah April 14 as the confict engulfing Libya continued. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

<p>Libyan rebel fighters carry out a comrade wounded during an effort to dislodge some ensconced government loyalist troops who were firing on them from a building (background) during house-to-house fighting on Tripoli Street in downtown Misrata April 20, 2011 in Misrata, Libya. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images) </p>
MISRATA, LIBYA – APRIL 20, 2011

Libyan rebel fighters carry out a comrade wounded during an effort to dislodge some ensconced government loyalist troops who were firing on them from a building (background) during house-to-house fighting on Tripoli Street in downtown Misrata April 20, 2011 in Misrata, Libya. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

<p>Libyan rebel fighters carry out a comrade wounded during an effort to dislodge some ensconced government loyalist troops who were firing on them from a building (background) during house-to-house fighting on Tripoli Street in downtown Misrata April 20, 2011 in Misrata, Libya. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images) </p>
MISRATA, LIBYA – APRIL 20, 2011

Libyan rebel fighters carry out a comrade wounded during an effort to dislodge some ensconced government loyalist troops who were firing on them from a building (background) during house-to-house fighting on Tripoli Street in downtown Misrata April 20, 2011 in Misrata, Libya. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

<p>A Libyan rebel fighter covers a burning room containing ensconced government loyalist troops who were firing on them during house-to-house fighting on Tripoli Street in downtown Misrata April 20, 2011 in Misrata, Libya. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images) </p>
MISRATA, LIBYA – APRIL 20, 2011

A Libyan rebel fighter covers a burning room containing ensconced government loyalist troops who were firing on them during house-to-house fighting on Tripoli Street in downtown Misrata April 20, 2011 in Misrata, Libya. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

<p>A libyan rebel fighter runs up a burning stairwell during an effort to dislodge some ensconced government loyalist troops who were firing on them from an upstairs room during house-to-house fighting on Tripoli Street in downtown Misrata April 20, 2011 in Misrata, Libya. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images) </p>
MISRATA, LIBYA – APRIL 20, 2011

A libyan rebel fighter runs up a burning stairwell during an effort to dislodge some ensconced government loyalist troops who were firing on them from an upstairs room during house-to-house fighting on Tripoli Street in downtown Misrata April 20, 2011 in Misrata, Libya. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

<p>Rebel fighters fire at government loyalist troops during street fighting on Tripoli Street in downtown Misurata April 20, 2011 in Misrata, Libya. Rebel forces assaulted the downtown positions of troops loyal to Libyan strongman Moammar Gaddafi April 20, briefly forcing them back over a key bridge and trapping several in a building that rebel troops then surrounded. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images) </p>
MISRATA, LIBYA – APRIL 20, 2011

Rebel fighters fire at government loyalist troops during street fighting on Tripoli Street in downtown Misurata April 20, 2011 in Misrata, Libya. Rebel forces assaulted the downtown positions of troops loyal to Libyan strongman Moammar Gaddafi April 20, briefly forcing them back over a key bridge and trapping several in a building that rebel troops then surrounded. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

<p>Rebel fighters carefully move up a stairway in a building where they had trapped government loyalist troops during street fighting on Tripoli Street in downtown Misrata April 20, 2011 in Misrata, Libya. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images) </p>
MISRATA, LIBYA – APRIL 20, 2011

Rebel fighters carefully move up a stairway in a building where they had trapped government loyalist troops during street fighting on Tripoli Street in downtown Misrata April 20, 2011 in Misrata, Libya. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

<p>Photojournalist Chris Hondros in Libya on April 4, 2011. (Photo courtesy of Nicole Tung) </p>
Chris Hondros

Photojournalist Chris Hondros in Libya on April 4, 2011. (Photo courtesy of Nicole Tung)

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