The Photographer

In 1986, Afghanistan was torn apart by a war with the Soviet Union. The Photographer: Into War-torn Afghanistan with Doctors Without Borders is a graphic novel/photo-journal that records one reporter’s arduous and dangerous journey through Afghanistan accompanying the Doctors Without Borders.

Didier Lefèvre’s photography, paired with the art of Emmanuel Guibert, tells the powerful story of a mission undertaken by men and women dedicated to mending the wounds of war.

Stunning B&W photography is mixed with poignant illustrations (graphic comic style) and makes the tragic lives of the people saddled by a war they do not want come alive. It makes the reader wonder why we, as a civilized — and perhaps only — beings alive in this universe, still tolerate and support wars.