The Photographer recounts the real-life odyssey of a Doctors Without Borders team in the Soviet-occupied Afghanistan of 1986, as documented by Didier Lefèvre, an eminent French photojournalist. Didier is the book’s narrator, and Emmanuel Guibert ( author of Alan’s War ) the writer and artist. Graphic designer Frédéric Lemercier is responsible for colors and design.
The Photographer uses a groundbreakingcombination of photo-essay and graphicnovel narrative to tell a tale rich in reportageand human feeling. Didier Lefèvre’s photosand account have attracted a great dealof attention from the media and generalpublic. An incredible success since its initialpublication in 2003, the book has sold260,000 copies in France and been translatedinto eleven languages.