The city of Bayeux, in Normandy, organized a few days ago the twentieth edition of the Bayeux Award for war correspondents. This year's jury was chaired by James Nachtwey, which I have already spoken on this forum. On the occasion of the twentieth anniversary of this event, the emphasis was placed this year on the working conditions more and more dangerous for war correspondents.
Camille Lepage was 26 old. She was born in Angers, France, and started photography after a degree in Journalism. She moved to South Sudan in July 2012 to explore her new passion and the newest country on the planet.
Her main interest was about population in the margin and most of the time left apart by their government.
Her work has been published in : New York Times, International Herald Tribune, Time, Le Monde, Vice Magazine, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, BBC, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, X, Amnesty Press, LA Times, Al Jazeera, Libération, Le Parisien Magazine, Le Parisien, Le Nouvel Observateur, Jeune Afrique, La Croix, Internazionale, DVAfoto, Le Journal de la Photographie, Photographie.com etc.
NGO work: Human Rights Watch, MSF, ICRC, Amnesty International, Mercy Corps, Handicap International, WFP, Internews, Crown Agents, Solidarité...
Camille Lepage. Credit : AFP
According the local press today, Camille Lepage was murdered in Central African Republic after having been catch in an ambush while she was reporting. Her body was found during a patrol of the Sangaris force, on the occasion of an inspection of a vehicle driven by Antibalakas elements, in the region of Bouar.
Her last shot on Tweeter : "Travelling with Antibalakas to Amada Gaza, about 120 kilometers from Berberati."
Credit : Camille Lepage