Three years have gone by since the tragic passing of photojournalists Chris Hondros and Tim Hetherington. The two photographers lost their lives on April 20th, 2011 during a firefight in Misrata, Libya.
In the video above, Getty’s Vice President/Director of Photography for News, Pancho Bernasconi, talks to TIME about what is arguably the most power photograph Hondros ever took: a photo of a young girl who had just witnessed the death of her parents in a shooting in the city of Tal Afar, Iraq.
Bernasconi runs through the entire story leading up to the capturing of the image, in addition to giving a brief synopsis of his personal and professional thoughts on Hondros as a photojournalist and a human being. Many of Bernasconi’s statements are worth pulling out and noting, but rather than compile a list of quotes, I’ll just allow the video to speak for itself. It is almost as hard-hitting as the image itself.
To find out more of the backstory behind the video and photograph, you can head on over to TIME Lightbox by following the link below.