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Didier Lefèvre was born in 1957 in France. After getting a diploma as a pharmaceutical biologist, he filed his first photographic reportage for Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in 1984. He was represented by the VU Agency from 1989 to 1993, after which he pursued his career independently.
Didier’s photographs have appeared in the French publications Liberation, L'Express, L'Equipe Magazine and Éditions Ouest France. His work with MSF took him to Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Colombia, Cambodia, Sierra Leone, Eritrea, Malawi, Niger, and Ivory Coast, while other international assignments took him to Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, China, Albania, Macedonia, Israel, Rwanda, Kosovo, Iran, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan. Didier’s work has been exhibited in Paris, Perpignan, and Toulouse.
He is the co-author, with renowned illustrator Emmanuel Guibert, of The Photographer, a graphic novel documenting Didier’s travels with MSF in Afghanistan in 1986. Since its release, The Photographer has received many awards and has been translated into 11 languages. His work in Afghanistan with MSF was part of the exhibition, “Doctors Without Borders: Photographs from Afghanistan (1984-2004) that was shown in New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Nashville.
Lefèvre passed away in 2007.