© All photos by Chris Hondros/Getty Images
Among the photos readers of PDNOnline voted as among the most influential photos of the decade was this series taken in 2005 by Chris Hondros as he accompanied a US battalion in Iraq. Below, Hondros shares the story of what happened after the images were published around the world, and the fate of the boy injured in the incident.
TAL AFAR, IRAQ – JANUARY 18, 2005: US Soldiers with the 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Stryker Brigade Combat Team of the 25th Infantry Division out of Ft. Lewis, Washington approach a car while a wounded boy tumbles out after shooting it when it failed to stop and came toward soldiers despite warning shots during a dusk patrol in Tal Afar, Iraq. The car, which held a frightened Iraqi family, was riddled with bullets and the mother and father were killed. Their five children survived in the backseat, one with a non-life threatening flesh wound. (more…)