French Photojournalist Remi Ochlik, RIP

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UploadedFebruary 23, 2012
TakenFebruary 12, 2011
ModelCanon EOS 7D
Exposure1/320 sec at f/4.5
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length183 mm
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The French photographer Remi Ochlik was killed today in Syria, along with the war reporter Marie Colvin. He had just won first prize in the general news category of the World Press Photo competition for 2012. I hadnt met Remi even though he was in Cairo, and Tahrir Square during the revolution that I covered there, although I had been introduced to Chris Hondros standing in Tahrir Square, before he was killed, along with Tim Heatherington, by an RPG covering the Libyan revolution. My tribute image is one from the Egyptian revolution, these young protesters with their faces painted in the colors of the Egyptian flag, I think Remi would approve considering what he has given for his craft, perhaps too much. R

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  • Yaz Hawkins

    Yaz Hawkins said (22 Feb 2012):

    A very emotional tributes to your colleagues Roy. They were photojournalists and as you yourself know they are made of a different but strong metal! They die doing what they were born to do in life. Let's remember them for the times they got the world to look into what's really happens in places like Egypt, Libya and most recent in Syria. Great photo!

  • Jyri Vissak

    Jyri Vissak gave props (23 Feb 2012):

    Cool find! Well seen and presented.

  • Susan B. Griffith

    Susan B. Griffith   said (23 Feb 2012):

    This is poignant tribute. For those of us who are far from the news front, you tell the story in visual ways that words can only leave to the imagination.

  • Richard Juilliart

    Richard Juilliart said (23 Feb 2012):

    Very emotional picture.

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (24 Feb 2012):


  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (24 Feb 2012):

    A beautiful and powerful tribute. I am sorry and hope you remain safe.

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (25 Feb 2012):

    I agree with Regenia a beautiful and powerful tribute to such a worthy photo journalist who will be sorely missed! Be careful of you, we care!!!!!!!

  • Bruce Miller

    Bruce Miller (Deleted) gave props (26 Feb 2012):

    Such a tragedy

  • Dunja Kolar

    Dunja Kolar gave props (26 Feb 2012):

    great portrait

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (27 Feb 2012):

    Serving up JPG's Community with a 5 Star entry!

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon   gave props (1 Mar 2012):

    Truly a sad day when we lose those who so courageously record the truth about these deeply disturbing conflicts. A beautiful tribute!

  • subhabrata shee

    subhabrata shee gave props (1 Mar 2012):

    Excellent mood captured..splendid.

  • Olive dela Victoria

    Olive dela Victoria gave props (2 Mar 2012):

    the emotion was captured as well

  • Barbara Socor

    Barbara Socor gave props (7 Mar 2012):

    A powerful portrait and a moving and memorable tribute....A very sad moment.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (12 Mar 2012):

    I am sorry that sometimes photojournalist are killed or wounded in the line of duty.. A wonderful tribute!

  • Kristina Krause

    Kristina Krause   gave props (20 Mar 2012):

    A fitting and moving tribute.

  • Rogerio de Freitas

    Rogerio de Freitas gave props (19 Aug 2012):

    great portrait and tribute. Keep safe.... and inspired.

  • Tomma Henckel

    Tomma Henckel gave props (13 Oct 2012):

    Very touching and appropriate tribute!

  • Wendie Fischer

    Wendie Fischer gave props (12 Dec 2012):


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