1994 Photo Contest, Spot News, 1st prize

Christopher Morris

Black Star for Time

01 October, 1993

Although the army put an end to the uprising by taking the White House on October 4, groups of anti-Yeltsin hard-liners attacking riot police continued to roam the capital for days. Waving red flags, they raced through the streets long after most of the rebels had surrendered. Around the parliament building uncaptured snipers continued their attacks. When the dust settled, the death count stood at almost 150, with about 1,000 people seriously injured.

About the photographer

Christopher Morris

Christopher Morris, based in Paris, was born in California in 1958 and began his career as a documentary conflict photographer working almost exclusively for Time magazine, where...

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