Art Institute of Boston’s Centennial commemorates the Arab Spring

Ahram Online, Sunday 20 Jan 2013

As part of the Institute of Boston's centennial, they host an exhibition on the Arab Spring, as caught by the camera lens of a photographer who died in the Syrian uprising

Photo by Art Institute of Boston

As part of the centennial celebrations of Art Institute of Boston, photography by Remi Ochlik on the Arab Spring will be showcased in an exhibition called Revolutions. The exhibition opens on 26 January and continues until 22 February.

Revolutions will feature 56 images by Remi Ochlik, who, until his death at age 28, covered pivotal events around the world, including both the Tunisian and Egyptian revolutions and the uprising and war in Libya in 2011. Among the exhibition, the institute will also exhibit Ochlik's images of some other riots around the world including Haiti in 2004, surrounding the fall of president Jean-Bertrand Aristide, the war in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2008 and the cholera epidemic and presidential elections in Haiti in 2010.

According to the statement by the Art Institute of Boston, Ochlik was born in eastern France in 1983. He went to Paris to study photography following his high school graduation. He also started working for Wostok, a photography agency. In 2005 he founded his own agency called IP3 PRESS, with the goal of covering news in Paris and conflicts around the world. 

Ochlik was killed in February 2011, during the Syrian uprising, Reuters reports.

26 January- 22 February
Art Institute of Boston (AIB) Main Gallery, 700 Beacon Street, Boston
Open daily
Monday – Saturday, 9am – 6pm
Sunday, 12- 5pm

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