A publication made by Maryvonne Lepage, mother of the photographer killed in 2014 in the Central African Republic, has just been released.
After studying journalism, followed by photojournalism, then making two trips to Egypt making a start covering the Arab Spring, Camille left in July 2012 for fifteen months, with a backpack, camera slung around her shoulder, for Sudan and South Sudan. She covered the conflicts, mainly in the Nuba Mountains (Sudan), where she lived in caves with abandoned families.
She traveled through zones prohibited to journalists and humanitarians to understand the life of populations not covered by the media. Following Michel Djotodia takeover in March 2013, Camille Lepage decided to leave for the Central African Republic in October that same year. She arrived before all the media, before the outbreak of the bloody crisis in December 2013. She stayed there for eight months, until her death.
This publication is the first dedicated to the totality of her work and her conception of photojournalism. Braving the war and its violence, the solitude and the numerous difficulties of a freelancer, Camille had made the choice of in-depth work. This book magnificently reflects this with words from her loved ones, contributions by multiple professionals, and her engaging photographs. Everyone– parents, friends, colleagues, professionals– agree in saying this: “Camille was curious, enthusiastic, eager for advice, and idealistic, but also talented and engaging.”
Camille Lepage, Pure colère
Published by Éditions de La Martinière