1983 Photo Contest, Spot News, 3rd prize

Robin Moyer

Black Star

15 September, 1982

The funeral of Bachir Gemayel in Beirut, Lebanon. Gemayel, a Maronite Christian and senior member of the Phalange party, had been elected president of Lebanon, but was killed in a bomb attack on 14 September 1982 before he could be sworn in. The bomb had been planted in the Beirut headquarters of the Phalangist by Habib Tanious Shartouni, a member of the Syrian Social Nationalist Party. To revenge Gemayel's death, Christian Phalangists caused a massacre in the Palestinian refugee camps of Sabra and Shatila in Beirut.

About the photographer

Robin Moyer

American photographer Robin Moyer received his bachelor’s degree in Communications (Motion Pictures) from the University of North Carolina in 1969. Afterwards, he moved to Hong K...

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