HONDROS--Chris. We mourn the death of our colleague and close friend Chris Hondros, who was taken too soon from his family, his friends and his profession. His dedication to photojournalism shaped the way people view the world and its conflicts. Tyler Hicks Spencer Platt Chip East Todd Heisler

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I pray that the family will draw close to one another and to the God of comfort. (1 Corinthians 1:3,4)

There are some people whose absence diminishes all of us permanently because they are unique, they will not come our way again.

"The greatest sweetener of human life is friendship."..Joesph Addison
Chris was most definitely a sweetener in my life, as he was to many. You will be missed in this world. My hope for you is to have finally found complete peace. My deepest sympathies go out for your mom, brother, Christina, and all who loved you.
Rest in Peace my friend......

The light in the photojournalism world shines a little darker today. You will be with us always.

When we lose someone we love, it seems that time stands still - even more so when you look back upon Chris' exceptional photographs - all moments where time will forever stand still.

Know the journalism community shares your sorrow during this difficult time.

To his family, friends and co-workers, past and present - celebrate his life, mourn his passing and remember him forever.

My thoughts & prayers go out to Christina, Igna, Dean & other family members. I have known Chris for many many years. We go back to like 3rd/4th grade.Chris was an awesome friend, he listen to what you had to say, he give his advise. He always made time to chat with someone that said hello Chris. I was devastated when I got the news on his death. My heart was broken, not only did I lose a friend, but a mother lost her child, a brother lost a brother & Christina lost her love of...

I didn't know Chris well, but meeting him made a lasting impression on me and I was so deeply saddened to learn that we lost him. I've read so many other notes like mine--here and on facebook. It certainly looks like Chris left an imprint everywhere he went.

To his near and dear ones, please accept my deepest, most sincere condolences. Even those of us who stood at the edges of Chris' life will miss him terribly.

The world is already a lesser place without his work and...

My heart aches for Inge, Dean, and Christina, and for his friends and family the world 'round. I pray you’ll find some comfort in how much Chris was loved; and how many people he impacted through his friendship, and his photojournalism.

The last conversation I had with Chris in person was about work. Not about our daily photographic work but the future of the profession. Where were we headed? Were we still meeting the call to inform or had mainstream media taken to pandering to the populous? We discussed all manner of big picture items, because Chris was a big picture guy- literally and figuratively. I later emailed him and apologized for talking shop the whole time. I promised next time we would have a civilized...