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September 22, 2013
This is just plain and simple murder of unarmed civilians. It’s not a war. These militants went into the mall and executed people: women and children, anyone who got in their path. That’s not typical of war.
New York Times staff photographer Tyler Hicks • Describing the scene inside the Westgate mall in Nairobi, Kenya on Saturday. Hicks, who was nearby the scene when violence broke out, spent hours inside the mall with police, and saw a number of the fatalities in the process. Hicks, a full-time Nairobi resident, just got married two weeks ago and was picking up some photographs given to him as wedding gifts when he saw people running from the mall.
Edit: Worth noting that Hicks knows what he’s talking about on this war thing. A Pulitzer winner for his work in Afghanistan, he went missing in Libya in 2011, and he was with noted journalist Anthony Shadid when he died.
0:23 // 6 months ago
March 4, 2012
It turned out the real danger was not the weapons but possibly the horses. Anthony was allergic. He did not know how badly. He had a terrible allergic attack that first night after we crossed over the barbed wire. He had another attack a week later, as horses led us out of Syria, just 45 minutes from safety. He died during that attack, at only 43, his wife and nearly 2-year-old son waiting for him in Turkey.
New York Times photographer Tyler Hicks • Describing the events that led to the death of well-regarded journalist Anthony Shadid in Syria a few weeks ago. Hicks, acting as witness to Shadid’s fateful final week in Syria, wrote a piece describing what it was like in the country. “His Arabic allowed him to speak directly to people without the buffer of an interpreter,” Hicks writes of Shadid. “As always, he conveyed a genuine interest that made people open up to him; everyone was equal, no story insignificant.”
10:40 // 2 years ago
March 17, 2011
Journalists, including New York Times photographers Tyler Hicks (right, in glasses) and Lynsey Addario (far left), run for cover during a bombing run by Libyan government planes at a checkpoint near the oil refinery of Ras Lanuf on Friday, Mar. 11. Hicks and Addario, along with NYT correspondents Stephen Farrell and Anthony Shadid, were reported missing near lines of Muammar Gaddafi’s advancing forces two days ago, the NYT announced on Wednesday. (Paul Conroy / Reuters)
This is the last known photo of the NYT journalists who are missing in Libya.
9:22 // 3 years ago