Patrick Chauvel (born 1949 in France) has been an independent war photographer since his youth. He went through more than twenty conflicts all over the world, including the Six-Day War and the Vietnam War. In 1995 he was awarded the World Press Photo commendation for Spot News Stories for his coverage of the Battle of Grozny during the First Chechen War.
He is also author of some documentary movies.
On 21 December 1989 during the Invasion of Panama he was critically wounded to the belly by two rounds shot by Marines; Juan Antonio Rodriguez (El Pais) was killed.
After the death of Diana, Princess of Wales he allegedly saw time stamped photographs from a speed camera showing the mercedes entering the fatal tunnel 
Author of two books in French, the autobiographical Rapporteur de Guerre (2003) and the novel Sky (2005).
Also participated in 24h.com-neo media projects  and in the Condition One project.
- 48h à Ramallah / Patrick Chauvel
- Cauchemars d’enfants tchétchènes / Patrick Chauvel
- Derrière l’objectif / Patrick Chauvel
- Kamikaze 47 / Patrick Chauvel
- Rapporteurs de guerres / Patrick Chauvel; Antoine Novat 
Chapnick, Howard (1997). Truth needs no ally: inside photojournalism (illustrated). University of Missouri Press. p. 369. ISBN 978-0-8262-0955-9. Retrieved 2009-09-10.