Frank Fournier

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Frank Fournier (born 1948) is a French photographer. Before becoming a photographer, he studied medicine like his father, who was a surgeon. He moved to New York City and became a staff photographer at Contact Press Images in 1982 after joining the office staff in 1977. He is best known for his coverage of the 1985 Armero tragedy in Colombia; the Nevado del Ruiz volcano erupted, leading to a mudslide that killed more than 25,000 people. His portrait of Omayra Sánchez, a 13-year-old girl trapped under the debris of her home, won the 1985 World Press Photo award.[1]


  1. ^ "Picture power: Tragedy of Omayra Sanchez". BBC News. 30 September 2005. Retrieved 28 September 2010.

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