Remi Ochlik- French Photographer Killed in Syria With Marie Colvin
Remi Ochlik the young French Photographer whose pictures and talent gained recognition all over the world was killed in Homs, Syria along Sunday Times journalist Marie Colvin, Remi was 28.
Born in Thionville, Lorraine in north-eastern France, Remi Ochlik dreamed about traveling around the world reason for that is why he hope to be an archeologist, he never came near become one, but he did traveled around the world, saw many sides of the world, and faces of different cultures thru the lenses of his camera, Remi delivered the essence of all of that with his amazing photographs. Not just he was a talented photojournalist, but like Colvin, he always gave a little more than any other photographer did.
His passion for photography began at an early age, his first camera was an Olympus OM-1 given to him by his grandfather. When he grew up his parents wanted to send him to photography school, he chose ICART photo under the direction of Mark Grosset.
After getting his degree from ICART photo Remi worked at Slavica’s photography agency Wostok, in 2004 at age 20 he traveled to Haiti, Ochlik’s pics from the civil war in Haiti were bought by Choc magazine, and were submitted by his former director at Icart Photo Mark Grosset.
Those pictures awarded Remi with the Francois Chalais Award for Young Reporters and was projected at Visa pour l’Image International Photojournalism Festival. In 2005 he funded IP3 Press along his fellow photographers and friends Christophe Bertolin et Grégory Boissy.
In 2007 he covered the French presidential campaign, the following year he covered the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2010 he returned to Haiti and covered the Cholera outbreak.
In 2011 and 2012 his pictures “The Fall of Tripoli”, “Egypt Tahir Square” and “The Jasmine Revolution” taken of the of the Arab Spring revolutions granted him with the Grand Prix Jean-Louis Calderon Award.
He was the 2012 World Press Photo contest winner. His work was also published in important magazines like His work is published in VSD, Le Monde Magazine Paris Match, Time Magazine and The Wall Street Journal. Remi Ochlik was killed in a civilian building in Homs, Syria where they were hit by a rocket. It is unknown if Remi Ochlik was married or had a girlfriend.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to his beloved family, friends and colleagues during this terrible time.