1996 Photo Contest, People in the News, 2nd prize

James Nachtwey

Magnum Photos for Time

01 January, 1995

A group of Russian soldier's mothers are met by a group of angry Chechen women during bitter fighting for possession of Grozny between Russian troops and Chechen rebels. The Russian women had taken the initiative to travel down to the Caucasus to bring back their sons.

About the photographer

James Nachtwey

Photographs of the Vietnam War and the American Civil Rights movement inspired him to become a photographer. While teaching himself photography, he worked as truck driver and as ...

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