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Time Photo Director Recalls Spending Thanksgiving in Liberia

PaulMoakleyPicIn 2008, Paul Moakley, the deputy director of photography and visual enterprise for Time magazine (pictured), curated the first New York exhibit of photos of the Liberian Civil War taken by Tim Hetherington. The photographer was killed in action there three years later.

In explaining what went into the visual end of Time‘s 2014 Person of the Year package, Moakley writes that the exhibit and his dealings with Hetherington made him think he was destined to eventually travel to Liberia. That trip came together this fall and started in earnest here in New York on the Friday before Thanksgiving:

I woke up early so I’d be the first person at the Liberian consulate. It was totally empty and I sensed they were surprised that someone wanted to apply for a visa. I was afraid they would deny it to me if I said that I was a journalist looking to cover Ebola. And, of course that was the first question the administrator asked me.

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National Magazine Awards Roundup: New York, National Geographic Among the Big Winners

Last night’s ASME National Magazine Awards had more than a few surprises. The evening began with a cocktail hour for a change, where FishbowlNY had drinks with Graydon Carter, Bethenny Frankel, David Copperfield, and other media celebrities milling around the red carpet. We caught up with a few nominees, such as the editor of Audobon magazine: “We’ve been nominated for 5 years,” he told us, “and we haven’t won once. I wasn’t going to attend, but then I thought, what if we win this year?”

They didn’t. Oh, well! Some other choice quotes: we heard from Bethenny Frankel that she always reads her magazine coverage in nail salons, because she is medicated on planes.

The evening began on a somber note, with Graydon Carter acknowledging the many journalists who had died or been detained while reporting in war areas, and presenting a slideshow of the work of Vanity Fair contributor Tim Hetherington, who died in Misrata, Libya.

But the mood lightened as the awards were announced. Some of the big winners of the night were New York Times Magazine, New York, and National Geographic, each taking home a couple of awards, with National Geographic jubilantly winning “Magazine of the Year.”

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Oscar-Nominated Journalist Killed in Libya, Another in Grave Condition

Update: Reports indicate that photographer Tim Hetherington has been killed in Libya, and photographer Chris Hondros is in grave condition.

We previously wrote that both had been killed, but official reports only indicate that Hetherington was killed.

The two were covering the fighting in Misrata. Hetherington was nominated for a Oscar this year for the documentary Restrepo, and Hondros is a Pulitzer Prize nominated war photographer.

Yesterday Hetherington tweeted, “In besieged Libyan city of Misrata. Indiscriminate shelling by Qaddafi forces. No sign of NATO.”

The tragic news was first posted on fellow photographer Andre Liohn‘s Facebook page. Liohn is reportedly at the hospital, and wrote: “Sad news Tim Hetherington died in Misrata now when covering the front line. Chris Hondros is in a serious status. Michel Brown and Guy are wounded but fine.”

He later updated his status in the comments to say that Hondros had died, however official reports indicate that he is alive but in grave condition.