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Authors:Emmanuel Guibert
Other authors:Didier Lefèvre, Frédéric Lemercier
Info:[Kbh.] : Egmont Serieforlaget, 2007.
Collections:Your library, Skønlitteratur
Tags:graphic novel, 2000'erne, Frankrig

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


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Amazing. Simply amazing. ( )
  thukpa | Feb 6, 2016 |
Amazing. Simply amazing. ( )
  thukpa | Feb 6, 2016 |
Amazing. Simply amazing. ( )
  thukpa | Feb 5, 2016 |
A stunning photo-infused graphic novel about Doctors without Borders, Afghanistan and the photographer's journey when he accompanies the doctors on a mission in 1986. Frequently the photographs are actually Didier's contact sheets, which, while sometimes hard to examine without a loupe, add drama and action to his story. The dedication of the doctors in difficult conditions and the harsh ruggedness of the Afghanistan landscape and culture are breathtaking. This mesmerizing story is essential reading especially as the U.S. continues to be entrenched militarily in Afghanistan. ( )
  Salsabrarian | Feb 2, 2016 |
Nunca tinha ouvido falar deste livro. Ofereceram-mo e foi uma surpresa total. O livro é o impressionante relato de um trabalho fotográfico do fotógrafo francês Didier Lefèvre (falecido em 2007) acompanhando uma missão dos Médicos Sem Fronteiras em plena guerra do Afeganistão em 1986.
A particularidade do livro é o seu formato - é uma graphic novel (pelo desenhador Emmanuel Guibert) que nos mostra toda a aventura real de Lefèvre, intercalada com as suas fotos e folhas de contacto. Desta forma é possível não só ver muito boa fotografia, mas também ter acesso ao processo criativo de Lefèvre e acompanhar todos os detalhes da história que estão 'por trás' das fotos.
O livro é impressionante e imprescindível. Foi uma das minhas maiores e melhores surpresas deste ano. ( )
  espadana | May 10, 2013 |
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The book has the feel of a film, attesting to the skill of Guibert and Frédéric Lemercier, the graphic designer. But there is nothing romantic about Afghanistan or the Afghans, who can be at once courageous and generous as well as heartless and menacing. Lefèvre, on the way back, is abandoned by his feckless guides; his horse collapses and eventually dies; and the photographer nearly succumbs in the snowy mountain passes. “I take out one of my cameras. I choose a 20-millimeter lens, a very wide angle, and shoot from the ground,” he says — “to let people know where I died.” The next page shows his exhausted pack horse amid snowy boulders, followed by a bleak spread of the gloomy mountain pass. Lefèvre is saved by a band of brigands, who shake him down for much of his money but get him out. The physical toll of his trip left him suffering from chronic boils. He lost 14 teeth. But before he died he returned to Afghanistan seven more times in an attempt to tell the stories of those he first met in 1986, whom he could not abandon or forget.

The disparity between what we are told or what we believe about war and war itself is so vast that those who come back, like Lefèvre, are often rendered speechless. What do you say to those who advocate war as an instrument to liberate the women of Afghanistan or bring democracy to Iraq? How do you tell them what war is like? How do you explain that the very proposition of war as an instrument of virtue is absurd? How do you cope with memories of children bleeding to death with bits of iron fragments peppered throughout their small bodies? How do you speak of war without tears?
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In 1986, Afghanistan was torn apart by a war with the Soviet Union. This graphic novel/photo-journal is a record of one reporter's arduous and dangerous journey through Afghanistan, accompanying the Doctors Without Borders.

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