To commemorate the death of photojournalist Rémi Ochlik, killed February 22, 2012 during a bombardment of the Syrian opposition neighborhoods in Homs, Zoom Photo Festival Saguenay present Rémi Ochlik’s “Arab Spring” who received several prestigious awards including the 1st prize in the general news category at the World Press Photo Awards 2012 for his work in Libya.
Rémi Ochlik was only 28 years old when he died, but he had a great career as a photojournalist specializing in global conflicts. He spent the year 2011 covering the “Arab Spring” in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya. After graduating from high school, he went to Paris to study photography at the School Icart Photo. In 2004, at the age of 20, he went to Haiti to cover riots during the fall of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. His work earned him the Prix François Chalais, the young reporter and his report was screened at the Festival Visa pour l’image. In 2005, he founded his own photographic agency called IP3 PRESS, with the aim of covering the news in Paris and conflicts around the world. During his career, he has covered many subjects, and his work has notably been published in Le Monde Magazine, VOD, Paris Match, Time Magazine and the Wall Street Journal.