1996 Photo Contest, General News, Stories, 3rd prize
Photographer

Eric Bouvet

Le Figaro Magazine

01 January, 1995

At dawn a Chechen position is captured, sprayed with automatic weapons and finally blown up with a missile. For two weeks the photographer accompanied Russian special forces of infiltration and intelligence 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.

About the photographer

Eric Bouvet

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