1996 Photo Contest, General News, 1st prize

Lucian Perkins

The Washington Post

01 May, 1995

Chechnya, Russia. A bus on the road to Grozny during fighting between Chechen independence fighters and Russian troops. The First Chechen War, which erupted when President Boris Yeltsin sent troops to the rebellious province in December 1994, was still dragging on months later. When the Chechen fighters fled Grozny, the capital, where the war had claimed a horrendous human and material toll, Russian troops pursued them into the countryside to the south and east.

About the photographer

Lucian Perkins

Lucian Perkins (1952, USA) graduated from the University of Texas in Austin with a degree in biology. He started his photographic career as a photographer for the student newspap...

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