1998 Photo Contest, World Press Photo of the Year


Agence France-Presse

23 September, 1997

A woman cries outside the Zmirli Hospital, where the dead and wounded were taken after a massacre in Bentalha. Mass killings and bomb blasts dominated life since the army annulled the results of the 1992 elections, in which it appeared the Muslim fundamentalist party, the Islamic Salvation Front (FIS), would win. The conflict had claimed more than 60,000 lives in five years.

About the photographer


Hocine Zaourar, known as Hocine, started as an amateur photographer in 1970. Since the beginning of his career, he has been portraying everyday life in Algeria. In Algiers he pho...

Technical information

Nikon F90x

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