Tuesday, August 09, 2011

PHOTOGRAPHIE: Tribute to Alexander Klimchuk (eurasianet.org)

Georgian photojournalist Alexander "Sasha" Klimchuk, 27, was killed on the evening of Aug. 8, 2008, in South Ossetia while covering the conflict for Russian news agency ITAR-TASS. Klimchuk, a frequent contributor to EurasiaNet, was killed along with fellow Georgian journalist Giga Chikhladze when South Ossetian militia fired on his car. Also wounded in the incident were U.S. journalist Winston Featherly and Georgian colleague Temuri Kiguradze. His images of every day life, features and hard news in Georgia were published by international news agencies, newspapers and magazines. He also co-founded his own photo agency, Caucasus Images.

The images presented here are a tribute to Alexander not only as a photojournalist, but as a person. To his energy and love of life, to his pluck and persistence. Thank you for all you gave of yourself, Alexander. You are missed.

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