Cynthia Elbaum

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Cynthia Elbaum
Cynthia elbaum 1989.jpg
Born(1966-03-19)March 19, 1966
DiedDecember 22, 1994(1994-12-22) (aged 28)
EducationSmith College
Known forPhotography
Cynthia Elbaum

Cynthia Elbaum (March 19, 1966 – December 22, 1994) was an American photojournalist, killed in Chechnya.

Cynthia Elbaum, who grew up in Ashfield, Massachusetts, graduated from Smith College with a major in Russian studies.[2] She traveled frequently to the former Soviet Union, working as a freelance photojournalist.[2]

On assignment for Time magazine during the start of the first war in Chechnya, Cynthia was photographing in the streets of Grozny, the capital of the breakaway republic, when she was killed in a Russian bombing raid. She is the first journalist known to have been killed in that war.[3]


  1. ^ "Mother recalls heroic daughter". MassLive. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  2. ^ a b "As Russian Pilots Close In: 'It Was Terrifying'". New York Times. The New York Times Company. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  3. ^ Journalists killed in Russia

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