Andrey Soloviev

18.10.2013 in21:38 in Nature, animals -->


Andrey Borisovich Soloviev (born 1953 — died September 27, 1993) was a Russian war photographer.
He was killed by sniper fire while
covering the battle for Sukhumi in Abkhazian war.
Soloviev studied at the Moscow Institute of architecture but never graduated. Instead, he became a photojournalist, joining the Itar-TASS news agency in 1987. He also worked as a stringer for the Associated Press.
After the break-up of the USSR, Andrey Soloviev covered many armed conflicts, including in Nagorno-Karabakh, Transdniestria, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, South Ossetia. He also filmed the aftermath of the 1988 earthquake in Armenia, the collapse of the regime of Nicolae Ceauşescu, and was in Iraq during the first Gulf War.His photographs received numerous awards, including the World Press Photo prize.

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