A Video Tribute to Rémi Ochlik's Photographs of the Arab Spring

By Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg

The 29-year-old photojournalist was killed in Syria in February, 2012, along with the celebrated American journalist Marie Colvin. Now emphas.is, a crowd funding platform for photojournalism, is raising money for a book of his work called Revolutions. This video montage of his images was put together to promote the project by Elsa Dafour for Neus

Time's LightBox photography blog remembers the talented young photographer:

Ochlik’s own story took him to Syria merely a week before he was killed. His and Colvin’s deaths came the same week that Anthony Shadid, a renowned foreign correspondent, died of an apparent asthma attack while sneaking out of the country where he had been reporting. Despite his young age, Ochlik understood the risks in his chosen profession. In describing his work in Haiti when he was only 20 years old, he said, “I could sense the danger, but it was where I always dreamt to be, in the action.” His being there allowed the world to witness horrifying atrocities, but it ended the life of a gifted storyteller when his own adventure had barely begun. 

Read the full profile here.

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