Sunday, December 13, 2009

The Photographer by Emmanuel Guibert, Didier Lefèvre, Frédéric Lemercier

Photographer Emmanuel Guibert captures the stark realities of 1986 Afghanistan in this graphic novel/photo essay. Guibert joins a group of Doctors Without Borders physicians and records their journey into the country via caravan, stopping at clinics along the way and witnessing the violence visited upon the locals during the war with the Soviets. A provocative window into a country that few people understand, Guibert's work serves as an inspiration for aspiring humanitarians. Guibert's poor judgment and mishaps along the way will appeal to teen readers.
Grade 8 +