A French photojournalist and former UK university student whose work has been published by The Guardian, Sunday Times and BBC has been killed in the Central African Republic.
The French presidential palace announced Camille Lepage, 26, from Angers, was discovered by French troops in the Bouar region of the country.
The Guardian reports that the troops were patrolling the area in a vehicle driven by anti-balaka (anti-machete) militia.
According to her website, Lepage started photography after doing a journalism degree at Solent University and moved to South Sudan in July 2012 “to explore her new passion and the newest country on the planet”.
In addition to the UK publications listed above, she has been published in the International Herald Tribune, New York Times, Le Monde, Vice, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Al Jazeera and a host of French newspapers.
Her last Twitter message, sent last Tuesday, said:
Travelling with the Anti Balaka to Amada Gaza, about 120km from Berberati, we left at 3.30am to avoid… http://t.co/7gM9Aa47yi
— Camille Lepage (@CamilleLep) May 6, 2014
The photograph at the top of this story came from this Eyes in Progress video, in which Lepage speaks about her passion for photojournalism.
Here are a selection of Lepage's photographs from Reuters: