The Photographer (comics)

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The Photographer: Into War-torn Afghanistan with Doctors Without Borders
The cover of the American Edition
Publication information
Publisher First Second
Format Limited series
Publication date 2009
Number of issues 1
Creative team
Writer(s) Emmanuel Guibert, Didier Lefèvre
Artist(s) Emmanuel Guibert, Didier Lefèvre
Colourist(s) Frederic Lemercier
Collected editions
US Paperback Edition ISBN 1-59643-375-2

The Photographer: Into War-torn Afghanistan with Doctors Without Borders is a graphic novel by Emmanuel Guibert, Didier Lefèvre and Frederic Lemercier.[1] The Photographer tells the story of Didier Lefèvre, a French photojournalist, who accompanied a Médecins Sans Frontières mission during the height of the Soviet war in Afghanistan in 1986.[2]

First published by Dupuis in three volumes from 2003 through 2006, it has been translated from the original French into 11 languages. It was translated to English and published by First Second in 2009. It won the Essentials of Angoulême award in 2007.


  1. ^ Hedges, Chris (24 May 2009). "What War Looks Like". New York Times. Retrieved 16 September 2010. 
  2. ^ "Illustrator Fills In Photographer's Tale Of War". National Public Radio. Retrieved 16 September 2010. 

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