Photojournalist Guy Martin wounded in Libya
The University College Falmouth has released the follwing press statement regarding photojournalist and UCF lecturer Guy Martin.
Following the reports on the death of Tim Hetherington a conflict photographer who was a director and producer of the Afghan war documentary “Restrepo,” in the besieged city of Misurata, Libya, on Wednesday, and that three photographers working beside him were also wounded when they came under fire. Chris Hondros of Getty Images later died in hospital from his injuries.
One of the other two photographers who was seriously wounded is now recovering in hospital in Misurata is Guy Martin who lectures on Press & Editorial Photography at UCF. His partner Polly Fields, a former student at UCF received a Distinction for her MA in International Journalism and won one of only 5 International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Young Reporters Awards as part of her Masters is in contact with University College Falmouth with updates.
Mal Stone, Award Leader, Press & Editorial Photography has commented;
“It's very sad to be writing to you under these circumstances. We are all very upset to hear about Tim and Chris losing their lives in Libya. Our big concern is for the well being of Guy Martin, a hugely talented young photojournalist and a very valued member of our part time staff on the BA (Hons) Press & Editorial Photography course at University College Falmouth. Guy joined our team two years ago in the early days of our young program and has been a huge influence into shaping the course into the success it has become. His knowledge of editorial, documentary and photojournalism has been a huge input to the teaching of our students about the industry and his enthusiasm to help them has given them great motivation to pursue their chosen careers. We were all looking forward to his return in early May when he was due to be back working with us after his assignments in Egypt and Libya. He is a great friend of both the staff and students and we all want to see him back with our 'family' here on Press & Editorial Photography. At this time our thoughts are with Guy, Polly and his family.”
To read our interview from the October 2010 issue with Tim Hetherington, who was killed in the attack on 20 April along with Getty photojournalist Chris Hondros click here.
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