Press Release for the Exhibition
FAYETTEVILLE, NC—The David McCune International Art Gallery presents “Testament,” an exhibition of photographs by the late Chris Hondros, at the William F. Bethune Center for Visual Arts at Methodist University. There will be an opening reception at 6 p.m. on Sept. 11. The opening reception and the exhibit are free and open to the public. The exhibit runs from Sept. 11 to Nov. 15, 2014.
“Testament” is a collection of photographs and writing by Hondros spanning over a decade of coverage from most of the world’s conflicts since the late 1990s, including Kosovo, Afghanistan, the West Bank, Iraq, Liberia, Egypt, and Libya.
Hondros was a Fayetteville native, an award winning photojournalist, and a two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist. He grew up in Fayetteville, attended Terry Sanford High School and North Carolina State University, and worked for the Fayetteville Observer as a photographer. He moved to New York to work as a photojournalist. His photographs appeared on magazine covers and newspaper front pages of major publications all over the world. He won many awards and honors for his photographs before his 2011 death while on assignment in Libya.
The McCune Gallery worked with Christiana Piaia, Hondros’ fiancée and president of the Chris Hondros Fund, to create this exhibition. The exhibition will feature twenty photographs, twelve on loan from the Gregg Museum at North Carolina State University, and eight images printed especially for this exhibition. The opening of the exhibition will include a reception and a gallery talk by Piaia.