Rémi Ochlik: a retrospective too soon

He was one of the biggest talents of his generation. Now the work of French photojournalist Rémi Ochlik, who was killed in Syria in February, has gone on display at Visa Pour L'Image. Ochlik covered the Arab spring in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya, publishing his photographs in Paris Match, Le Monde, Time magazine and The Wall Street Journal.


A selection of Ochlik's 8 years of professional photographs is on show in Perpignan. It begins in Haiti, where Ochlik took off alone in 2004 with his 35mm camera to record the riots that erupted after the fall of President Aristide.

Ochlik once said that war was worse than drugs, he found it so addictive. Unsurprisingly, the retrospective takes us across the Arab Spring, from Tunisia, Libya and Egypt to Syria.

Speaking at Perpignan, his friends and collegues told France 24 of a born war photographer who was never happy with his photographs, but always ready to have a laugh.

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