Last Updated: Wed May 09, 2012 19:34 pm (KSA) 16:34 pm (GMT)

Perpignan photojournalism festival to honor reporter killed in Syria

French photographer Remi Ochlik flashes a victory sign as he jokes with Syrian Free Army fighters in the last known footage of him in Homs February 22, 2012 in this still image taken from a Reuters TV video. (Reuters)
French photographer Remi Ochlik flashes a victory sign as he jokes with Syrian Free Army fighters in the last known footage of him in Homs February 22, 2012 in this still image taken from a Reuters TV video. (Reuters)

This year’s Perpignan photojournalism festival will pay special tribute to Remi Ochlik, a French photographer killed in Syria in February, with one of its prizes being named after him, organizers said Wednesday.

The annual festival, held from August 29 to September 4 in the southwestern French city, will see the prize awarded to a young journalist named after Ochlik whose works will also be displayed.

Ochlik, 28, was killed by shelling in Homs on February 22, along with U.S. reporter Marie Colvin.

The festival will showcase some 30 exhibitions, including one by U.S. photographer Stanley Greene on how electronic goods are recycled in Nigeria, China, India, and Pakistan, and one by U.S. photographer Doug Menuez on innovations in Silicon Valley.

Agence France-Presse photographer Massoud Hossaini, who was last month awarded a Pulitzer Prize, will see his work in Afghanistan featured at the festival which last year welcomed some 3,000 professional photographers from 58 countries.

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