The Photographer: Into War-torn Afghanistan with Doctors Without Borders

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A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERIn 1986 Afghanistan was torn apart by a war with the Soviet Union This graphic novel photo journal is a record of one reporter s arduous and dangerous journey through Afghanistan accompanying the Doctors Without Borders Didier Lefevre s photography paired with the art of Emmanuel Guibert tells the powerful story of a mission undertaken by men and women dedicated to mending the wounds of war Didier Lefevre was a photojournalist who accompanied a Doctors Without Borders team on a mission into Afghanistan at the height of the war between Soviet Russia and the Mujahidin This book combines photographs and narrative art to tell the story of Didier Lefevre s travels in Afghanistan In 1986 Afghanistan was torn apart by a war with the Soviet Union This graphic novel photo journal is a record of one reporter s arduous and dangerous journey through Afghanistan accompanying the Doctors Without Borders Didier Lefevre s photography paired with the art of Emmanuel Guibert tells the powerful story of a mission undertaken by men and women dedicated to mending the wounds of war Emmanuel Guiberthas written a great many graphic novels for readers young and old from the raucous and sillySardine in Outer Spaceseries to the sweeping World War II biographical epic Alan s War Guibert lives in Paris with his wife and daughter Didier Lefevrewas a French photojournalist who traveled the world extensively often reporting from the most remote and harrowing situations imaginable A Texas Library Association Young Adult Round Table Recommended Graphic Novel At the end of July 1986 Didier Lefevre left Paris for Afghanistan He barely returned to tell the tale It was his first major assignment as a photojournalist documenting a Doctors Without Borders mission Camera in hand the traveled with a band of doctors and nurses into the heart of Northern Afghanistan where the war between the Soviet Union and the Afghan Mujahideen was raging The missio

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In 1986, Afghanistan was torn apart by a war with the Soviet Union. This graphic novel/photo-journal is a record of one reporter's arduous and dangerous journey through Afghanistan accompanying the Doctors Without Borders. Didier Lefèvre’s photography, paired with the art of Emmanuel Guibert, tells the powerful story of a mission undertaken by men and women dedicated to mending the wounds of war.

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These color panels and striking landscapes document Didier Lefèvre's journey across the Hindu Kush mountains with Doctors Without Borders (click each image to see the full page).

Mountain crossing with a caravan of horses and donkeys

Clinic in northern Afghanistan's Yaftal Valley


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Emmanuel Guibert's most recent book for First Second was the critically acclaimed Alan's War, the memoir of a WWII G.I. His close friendship with Didier Lefevre inspired him to combine art and photography to create this momentous book.

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