On April 5th, 2011 South African photographer Anton Hammerl went missing after coming under fire from Gaddafi loyalists near the oil port of Brega in Libya. The three journalists with him, Clare Gillis, James Foley and Manu Brabo were captured and detained for 44 days.
For 44 days Anton’s family was told repeatedly by the Libyan regime that Anton was alive and well. The truth is he was left to die in the desert.
Anton is survived by his three children – 11 year-old Aurora, 8 year-old Neo, and 1 year-old baby Hiro – and his wife Penny Sukhraj.
The “Friends of Anton” initiative was formed to raise money for the family of Anton. Photographers who have donated prints to the cause include: website which has the latest details about the auction: 6.30pm at Christies New York on Wednesday 15 May.
- Bruce Davidson
- Samuel Aranda (2012 WPP winner)
- Alec Soth
- Sebastio Salgado
- Larry Fink
- Marcus Bleasdale
- David Alan Harvey
- Ron Haviv
- Susan Meiselas
- Ed Kashi
- Simon Roberts
- Finbarr O’Reilly
- Kate Brooks
Check out the “Friends of Anton” site to see how you can help support this noble cause!