1996 Photo Contest, General News, 3rd prize

Eric Bouvet

Le Figaro Magazine

01 January, 1995

Chechen hostages, such as this one, are taken, interrogated under torture and then executed by Russian special forces of infiltration and intelligence. For two weeks the photographer accompanied these special forces on their mission. Using night-glasses to see in the dark, they occupied strategic positions behind enemy lines. Villages were raided for food and subsequently burnt down.

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Eric Bouvet

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