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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Meridith Kohut Wins Chris Hondros Award for Venezuela Coverage


Meridith Kohut, who has been documenting Venezuela’s downward spiral for The New York Times, has won the fifth annual Getty Images and Chris Hondros Fund Award. The award was created in honor of Mr. Hondros, who was killed in Libya in April 2011 along with the photographer and filmmaker Tim Hetherington. When Ms. Kohut moved to Venezuela in 2008, she chronicled the rise of the socialist revolution. Her coverage of Venezuela’s economic decline has already won several prizes this year, including the Overseas Press Club’s feature award and a George Polk award, which she shared with the Times correspondent Nicholas Casey. More…

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