Didier Lefèvre

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Didier Lefèvre
Born 19 December 1957
Died January 29, 2007(2007-01-29) (aged 49)
Morangis, Essonne, Paris, France
Nationality French
Known for Photography
Notable work The Photographer: Into War-Torn Afghanistan with Doctors Without Borders

Didier Lefèvre (19 December 1957 - 29 January 2007) was a French photojournalist.[1] His photos have appeared in many French magazines, including L'Express and Éditions Ouest France.[2] He was best known for co-authoring the book The Photographer, which recounts his travels with a Médecins Sans Frontières mission during the Soviet–Afghan War.[3]

Lefèvre shot more than 4,000 photos on his 1986 MSF mission. He suffered from chronic furunculosis; he lost fourteen teeth after the MSF mission as a consequence of malnutrition, exhaustion, and stress from his experiences. Nonetheless, Lefèvre returned to Afghanistan seven more times later in life.[4]

Lefèvre was trained as a pharmacist.[5] He died from heart failure in January 2007 at the age of 49.



  1. ^ "Didier Lefevre est mort" (in French). Le Nouvel Observateur. Retrieved 10 October 2010. 
  2. ^ "Didier Lefèvre". Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières. Archived from the original on 21 August 2010. Retrieved 10 October 2010. 
  3. ^ Watson, Sasha. "'The Photographer' by Emmanuel Guibert, Didier Lefèvre and Frédéric Lemercier". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 10 October 2010. 
  4. ^ Wolk, Douglas. "Book Review: 'The Photographer' By Emmanuel Guibert, Didier Lefèvre and Frédéric Lemercier," The Washington Post (May 31, 2009)
  5. ^ Thierry Lefebvre, « Mort d'un pharmacien photographe » (in French), Revue d'histoire de la pharmacie , vol. 95, n o 357, 2008 , p. 85-86 .