The Photographer by Emmanuel Guibert
Into War-torn Afghanistan with Doctors Without Borders

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Afghanistan; Comics & Graphic Novels; History; Lefaevre, Didier; Lefevre, Didier; Maedecins sans frontiaeres (Association); Military; NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations); Non-Fiction; Nonfiction; Other; Photojournalists; Political Science
 

About Emmanuel Guibert

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Emmanuel Guibert’s most recent book for First Second was the critically acclaimed Alan’s War, the memoir of a WWII G.I.  His close friendship with Didier Lefevre inspired him to combine art and photography to create this momentous book. 
 
Published May 12, 2009 by First Second. 288 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences, Comics & Graphic Novels, Arts & Photography, Travel, War, Professional & Technical, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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It is impossible to know war if you do not stand with the mass of the powerless caught in its maw.

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Publishers Weekly

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This documentary graphic novel brings together starkly beautiful black and white photographs taken by Lefèvre, intimate drawings by Guibert, skillful design by Lemercier and a vibrant translation and thorough introduction by Siegel.

Apr 27 2009 | Read Full Review of The Photographer: Into War-to...

The Washington Post

In 1986, the French photojournalist Didier Lefèvre joined a Doctors Without Borders mission to Afghanistan.

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PopMatters

Often the reader is presented with a photograph or two, followed by a panel or two, and so-on, but there are stretches in the story as well that are solely told in photographs as well as presented only in comic form.

Jul 28 2009 | Read Full Review of The Photographer: Into War-to...

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Beyond the headlines, behind the countless stories of war in Afghanistan, and what it means to live there now, lie millions of stories.

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The Photographer is a documentary graphic novel chronicling the adventures of French photographer Didier Lefevre, who journeyed into war-torn Afghanistan in 1986 during the height of the resistance to the Russian invasion.

Mar 24 2009 | Read Full Review of The Photographer: Into War-to...

A remarkable look at war and hardship in northern Afghanistan during the 1986 fighting between the Soviets and the mujahideen, told throu

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