A Tribute to Photojournalist Rémi Ochlik 1983 – 2012

Remi Ochlik, an award-winning French photojournalism who covered riots in Haiti and the upheaval sweeping across the Arab world, was killed Wednesday in a shelling attack in Syria. He was 28.

Ochlik, a native of eastern France founded the photo agency IP3 Press was killed along with U.S. war reporter Marie Colvin after Syrian forces shelled a building where a growing number of foreign journalists were covering the battle in Homs, Syria.

On February 10, Ochlik’s 12-photo series entitled “Battle For Libya” won first prize in the general news category of the prestigious 2012 World Press Photo contest.

IP3′s website said Ochlik (pronounced Osh-LEEK) also covered rebellions in Tunisia and Egypt last year and his work has featured in publications including Paris Match and Time magazines as well as The Wall Street Journal.