country of citizenship: France
languages spoken, written or signed: French
occupation: journalist, photographer
Didier Lefèvre (1957–2007) was a French photojournalist. His photos have appeared in many French magazines, including L'Express and Éditions Ouest France. He was best known for co-authoring the book The Photographer, which told the story of his travels with a Médecins Sans Frontières mission during the Soviet–Afghan War.Lefèvre shot more than 4,000 photos on his 1986 MSF mission. He suffered from chronic furunculosis; he lost fourteen teeth after the MSF mission as a consequence of malnutrition, exhaustion, and stress from his experiences. Nonetheless, Lefèvre returned to Afghanistan seven more times later in life.Lefèvre was trained as a pharmacist. He died from heart failure on 29 January 2007 at the age of 49.
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