Andy Rocchelli was 30 years old when he was killed in 2014 during a mortar attack near Sloviansk, eastern Ukraine. In that same attack on unarmed journalists Willliam Roguelon was wounded and the human rights activist Andrey Mironov (with whom Rocchelli was working to document the plight of civilians trapped in the Russian-Ukrainian conflict) was killed.
Andy had already shown the world his photographic talent, his desire and ability to recount though photos the violence of war. His work had been exhibited around the world. He was a speaker - just two weeks before his death - at the 2014 International Journalism Festival in Perugia.
We take this opportunity to pay tribute to a great professional and to take stock of the ongoing judicial investigation. William Roguelon will speak about the tragedy for the first time in public, after having given his testimony to the Italian investigating magistrate.