For the second edition of Inimagnabe, this is a photograph of Remy Ochlik who was chosen to appear on the streets of Paris from June 19 to 25.
Inimagnabe is an association that provides support and financing for photography projects that concern human rights and discrimination. Too many reports today are never published due to lack of funding, and the images are never seen by the public. Inimagnabe uses a participatory financing platform (KissKissBankBank) to raise production budgets for such projects. The photograph selected each month will be displayed in a poster campaign in the heart of Paris. Every month, La Lettre will present a preview of the image picked by the selecting committee.
One Image, One Week, Every Month
Innate. A word well adapted to the photographic work of Rémi Ochlik, barely 28 years old. Rémi was a born photographer. A passionate amateur photographer for a father and a desire to discover the world led him to photography. Rémi worked throughout his short-lived career to show how the world didn’t quite turn round.
After graduating from the Parisian photography school Icart Photo, he took his first pictures for the photographic agency Wostok. Unsatisfied, he flew to Haiti in 2004 to cover the fall of that nation’s president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide and the ensuing riots there. Honored with the François Chalais Young Reporter award and featured during the evening projections at Visa Pour l’Image in Perpignan, he became a reference for photojournalists. He was only 20.
He then created the IP3 Press Agency with Grégory Boissy and Christophe Bertolin, and continued covering life in conflict zones. The Congo in 2008, Haiti in 2010 and Tunisia in January 2011 where he would lose his close friend and colleague, Lucas Dolega. In his memory, he continued covering the Arab Spring, traveling to Egypt, Libya, and Syria. His work, recognized around the world, ran in such publications as Le Monde Magazine, Le Monde, VSD, Paris Match, Time and the Wall Street Journal. He won the Grand Prix Jean-Louis Calderon during the first edition of the Scoop Grand Lille 2011 festival. Last February 10, he was awarded with the first place World Press Story Photo for his work in Libya. As well as the 3rd place Sony World Photography Awards a few days later. In France, on March 24, he was awarded by the Agence pour la Promotion de la Photographie Professionnelle en France (APPPF) with the 2012 Photographer of the Year Award in the Reportage category for his work in Tunisia. On February 22, he was in Syria, in Homs, when the press center was bombed. Rémi was mortally wounded, alongside American reporter Marie Colvin.
Starting June 19, Rémi Ochlik’s photography can be seen in Paris :
– 141 boulevard Sebastopol 75002 Paris
– 42 rue de Sévres 75007 Paris (near of Embassy of Syria)
– 16 boulevard Montmartre 75009 Paris
– 30 rue Laffitte 75009 Paris