Remembering Remi Ochlik
- 28th Feb 2012
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On 22 February 2012, the world learned of the tragic news that Rémi Ochlik and fellow journalist Marie Colvin were killed in a bombing in Syria. Since the young age of 20, Rémi had been dedicated as a photojournalist, often reporting from conflict zones including such momentous events as the Haitian riots surrounding the fall of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, the war in the democratic Congo, the Tunisian and Egyptian revolutions and the uprising and war in Libya.
His inspiring and daring work has gained a reputation as one of the world's best young photojournalists and has been published in Le Monde Magazine, VSD, Paris Match, Time Magazine and The Wall Street Journal.
In 2005 he founded IP3 Press http://www.ip3-press.com/, with two other fellow photographers, dedicated to covering current affairs, sports and politics.
Rémi was a finalist in the 2012 Current Affairs category of the Sony World Photography Awards for his incredible and brave work reporting on the conflict in Libya and death of Gaddafi.
His incredible courage and devastating death at just 28 years of age, should remind us all of the acts of valour he and other fellow front line journalists undertake as they bear witness to often terrible acts of humanity - and yet continue to risk their lives, dedicated to informing the world of such activities.
For more on Rémi's award winning work, you can visit his website http://www.ochlik.com/
© Rémi Ochlik, France, Professional Finalist, Current Affairs, Sony World Photography Awards 2012