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Ada istilah yang mengatakan bahwa sebuah foto gambar dapat berbicara lebih banyak daripada kata Karenanya tak jarang sebuah foto dengan sedikit keterangan atau bahkan tanpa keterangan apapun bisa menimbulkan reaksi yang lebih fantastis dibandingkan sebuah kolom berita Kenyataan seperti ini membuat semua media media baik cetak maupun cyber selalu megedepankan para fotografernya dalam meliput sebuah berita atau peristiwa penting.Didier Liever adalah seorang fotografer jurnalistik asal Perancis yang telah melanglangbuana ke berbagai penjuru dunia dengan kameranya Pada tahun 1986 ia bersama tim kemanusiaan Perancis M decins Sans Fronti res MSF Doctors Without Borders berangkat menuju Afghanistan Perjalanan yang penuh resiko karena saat itu Afghanistan sedang berada dalam peperangan antara para Mujahidin dengan tentara tentara Rusia.Sepulangnya dari Afghanistan 6 buah foto hasil bidikan Didier dimuat di surat kabar Perancis Liberation Jumlah yang sangat kecil dibanding 4000 foto yang berhasil dibawa Pulang Didier saat itu Ribuan foto foto itu tersimpan rapih dalam kotak penyimpanan selama tiga belas tahun hingga akhirnya Emmanuel Guibert, sahabatnya menyarankan pada Didier untuk bersama sama membuat buku tentang pengalamannya selama perjalanan pertamanya ke Afghanistan itu Akhirnya pd tahun 2003 terbitlah 3 jilid novel grafis The Photographer dalam bahasa Perancis yang kini terjemahan dalam bahasa Indonesianya baru saja diterbitkan oleh Gramedia dengan judul Sang Fotografer Sebetulnya buku ini bukanlah sebuah novel grafis murni, melainkan perpaduan antara komik, album fotografi, dan kisah perjalanan Jadi dibuku ini ribuan foto hitam putih karya Didier dirangkai menjadi sebuah kisah perjalanan Didier bersama tim relawan kesehatan MSF ke Afganistan Untuk mengisi kekosongan yang tidak tertangkap oleh kamera Didier maka Emanuel Guibert menggambarkannya dalam panel panel komik yang kemudian diberi warna oleh Frederic Lemerier sehingga menjadi sebuah kisah perjalanan yang menarik untuk disimak dari Didier, Sang Fotografer bersama tim MSF.Singkatnya di buku ini kita akan menyaksikan apa yang disaksikan oleh mata Didier melalui lubang lensa kameranya selama 3 bulan di Afghanistan Walau berada di daerah konflik namun di buku ini Didier tak satupun memotret peristiwa baku tembak antara pasukan Mujahidin dan tentara Rusia melainkan menyajikan sebuah gambaran bagaimana sukarnya perjalanan Didier bersama tim MSF menuju tempat yang ditujunya dan bagaimana mereka melakukan tindakan medis dari para korban perang dalam kondisi yang serba darurat.Jika di edisi Perancisnya buku ini terdiri dari 3 volume maka di buku terjemahannya ini hanya terdiri dari satu buku yang dibagi menjadi tiga bagian besar Bagian pertama dan kedua mengisahkan kisah perjalanan Sang fotografer mulai dari Perancis, tiba di Pakistan untuk bergabung dengan tim MSF, hingga ke akhirnya sampai di jantung Afghanistan Utara dan mendirikan rumah sakit darurat bagi korban perang dan penduduk di sekitarnya Sedangkan di bagian ketiga, buku ini mengisahkan bagaimana Sang Fotografer memutuskan untuk berpisah dengan tim MSF dan melakukan perjalanan pulang menuju Pakistan dengan hanya ditemani oleh beberapa pemandu tak bersenjata yang menyebalkan.Di bagian pertama dan kedua pembaca akan disuguhkan rangkaian peristiwa baik melalui foto dan panel panel gambar tentang perjalanan Sang fotografer dan tim MSF dan situasi geografis dan keadaan sosial masyarakat pedesaan Afghanistan yang sedang berperang.Ada beberapa momen dan fakta fakta menarik yang tertangkap oleh Sang Fotografer antara lain bagaimana para tim dokter MSF itu mengajari praktek pembedahan pada calon calon perawat Afghanistan dengan menggunakan seekor kambing Atau bagaimana kerja keras tim dokter MSF yang berbeda keyakinan dengan penduduk Afghansitan itu tetap dihargai karena mereka meyakini walau toh akhirnya si pasien itu jiwanya tak tertolong tapi apa yang dilakukan tim MSF itu sama dengan mempersiapkan orang yang sakit itu dalam menemui Allah.Kegananasan perang juga terungkap ketika mereka harus menangani seorang remaja yang bagian bawah wajahnya hancur oleh granat arteleri, lubang di mata kanan seorang Mujahidin akibat tertembus peluru, seorang wanita yang lumpuh karena sebutir peluru yang tepat mengenai saraf tulang punggungnya dan sebagainya Semua itu terrekam dengan baik oleh bidikan kamera sang fotografer.Tidak hanya itu saja, situasi sosial masyarakat yang sedang berperang juga tak luput dari pengamatannya antara lain bagaimana para remaja dengan bangga memamerkan senjata mereka karena bagi mereka sosok panutan mereka adalah para pria pria dewasa dan orang tua mereka yang pergi berperang Bagi remaja Afghanistan menenteng senjata dan berperang adalah sebuah kebanggan tak terkira.Kerasnya kehidupan disana juga ikut membentuk ketahanan mental anak anak Afghanistan Banyak anak kecil di Afghanistan tidak menangis jika terluka, mereka terisak isak kalau kesakitan Tapi itu saja karena mereka siutasi perang membentuk mereka cepat tangguh dalam usia yang masih sangat muda.Ada satu hal yang unik yang terekam di buku ini, yaitu bagaimana sikap para pria Afghanistan di tengah keluarga mereka Walau hampir semua pria Afghanistan itu memegang senjata dan terkesan brutal saat berada dalam peperangan, sejatinya pria pria Afghan itu adalah sosok yang lembut Di tengah keluarganya mereka bersikap seperti seorang ibu kepada anak kecil mereka Mereka menunjukkan kasih sayang mereka dalam cara yang sangat lembut dan nyata Mereka sering memeriksa apakah anak anak mereka tidak kedinginan, membetulkan topi anak anak, dan sebagainya.Masih banyak hal hal menarik dalam buku ini Foto foto dan komik dalam buku ini betul betul membuat saya seolah masuk dalam petualangan sang fotografer Setelah menyimak dan melihat korban keganasan perang dan bagaimana para tim dokter MSF dengan fasilitas darurat berusaha mengobati dan mengoperasi pasien pasiennya, di bagian ketiga kita akan diajak mengikuti petualangan sang fotografer yang dengen nekad memisahkan diri dari tim MSF untuk pulang Hal ini sungguh tindakan nekad bagi Sang fotografer karena situasi di Afghanistan sebenarnya sangat beresiko bagi orang asing untuk melakukan perjalanan sendirian tanpa rombongan tim yang lengkap baik dari senjata maupun logistiknya.Seperti yang sudah diduga ada banyak hambatan yang dihadapinya yaitu sakit di tengah perjalanan, diperas oleh pemandu, hingga sendirian dan hampir mati terperangkap dalam badai salju di tengah gurun Afghanistan.Buku ini tampaknya benar benar dikerjakan dengan serius Pilihan menggunakan kertas art paper mengkilat merupakan pilihan yang harus diambil agar foto fotonya tercetak dengan sempurna walau resiko utamanya adalah harga bukunya yang menjadi relatif mahal.Salut juga untuk pengaturan tata letak foto foto di halaman dalam buku ini Besar kecilnya foto yang tersaji beraneka ragam, ada yang kecil berupa rangkaian foto foto yang berderet menyajikan sebuah rangkaian peristiwa yang dapat terlihat seperti layaknya kita menonton sebuah film, lalu ada pula foto foto ukuran besar, bahkan ada beberapa foto yang disajikan satu hingga dua halaman penuh untuk sebuah foto Selain itu panel panel gambar komik dalam buku ini dan teks teksnya juga saya rasa dapat mewakili kekosongan akan apa yang tak tertangkap oleh kamera sang Fotografer.Pada akhirnya buku ini akan menjadi sebuah dokumentasi terbaik bagi mereka yang ingin mengetahui situasi geografis, sosial, dan kemanuisiaan di Afghanistan di era 80an ketika perang sedang berkecamuk Selain itu buku ini juga menyajikan sebuah kisah perjalanan yang dilakukan sekelompok orang orang yang bertekad untuk memperbaiki apa yang telah dihancurkan oleh peperangan Semoga buku ini membuka mata hati kita bahwa apapun alasannya sebuah peperangan akan menghasilkan kesengsaraan bagi mereka yang mengalaminya terutama bagi rakyat kecil yang tak mengerti politik namun yang paling langsung terkena dampaknya.Didier LafervreDidier Lafevre 19 Desember 1957 29 Januari 2007 adalah seorang fofotgrafer jurnalistik yang foto fotonya sering muncul di majalah majalah Perancis L Express dan Editions Quest France Kegemarannya adalah melakukan perjalanan ke berbagai negara sambil memotret apa yang dilihat dan dialaminya Selain apa yang bisa kita lihat dalam buku Sang Fotografer Didier banyak menghasilkan foto foto dokumenter yang sangat luar biasa antara lain situasi pasca perang di Kosovo, epidemi AIDS di Malawi dan Kamboja, situasi negeri bekas wilayah blok Timur, hingga balap sepeda epik Paris Roubaix.Kesuksesan Sang Fotografer di negeri negeri berbahasa Prancis terjual 250 rb copy disusul dengan pengakuan yang muncul dari dunia internasional, berkat beberapa edisi berbahasa asing yang telah diterbitkan memberikan kejutan sekaligus kebagiaan bagi Didier serta bagi rekan rekan tim MSF yang ambil bagian dalam petualangannya ke Afghanistan.Setelah pengalamannya yang pertama ke Afghansitan yang dibukukan dalam Sang Fotografer , Didier kembali melakukan 6 kali perjalanan ke Afghansitan antara tahun 1986 2006 Foto foto indah hasil jepretannya itu pada tahun 2002 dirangkum dalam sebuah buku berjudul Voyages en Afgahnistan Pada bulan Januari 2007, Didier meninggal karena serangan jantung pada usia 49 tahun, meinggalkan seorang istri dan dua anaknya yang masih kecil Karya dan karakternya yang luar biasa masih banyak yang belum terungkap htanzil A very enjoyable graphic novel, and one of my favorites that I ve read It tells the story of Didier Lefevre, a photographer who accompanies a Doctors Without Borders team into 1980s Afghanistan to set up a hospital during the Soviet Afghan War It s filled with interesting cultural observations and anecdotes and beautiful mountain shots I was not overly impressed by the photography, to be honest, but I know very little about photography It suffers a little from being about the least interesting member of the party That feels like a mean way to phrase it sorry, Didier The photographer himself is a perfectly interesting, but he s surrounded by a fascinating team of doctors who have spent large swaths of their lives in an out of Afghanistan It s hard not to want a bit of that, especially about the woman who led the team despite a being in a heavily patriarchal area of the world Didier can also be a bit frustrating at times, particularly due to one choice made near the story s end Still, a really interesting read that illuminates Afghanistan during the Soviet Afghan War and the admirable work done by Doctors without Borders. Download Ebook ☩ Le Photographe ♛ In , Afghanistan Was Torn Apart By A War With The Soviet Union This Graphic Novel Photo Journal Is A Record Of One Reporter S Arduous And Dangerous Journey Through Afghanistan, Accompanying The Doctors Without Borders Didier Lefevre S Photography, Paired With The Art Of Emmanuel Guibert, Tells The Powerful Story Of A Mission Undertaken By Men And Women Dedicated To Mending The Wounds Of War Non fiction seems so easy some times All you have to do is lead an interesting life and it s all taken care of for you plot, characterization, twists, insights All that remains is the compiling and editing, which is no minute task, but there is a sort of unpredictable depth in non fiction which is hard to replicate Many have tried, but verisimilitude is the mark of the master.Here we have a foreigner a Frenchman who does not even speak the language, going on a very real modern adventure into the heart of a dangerous, forbidding, war torn country Here at my computer, safe and comfortable, it can be easy to forget that such adventures still exist out there, in the world, for those brave enough to grasp them.We read our fantasies, romances, and suspense stories forgetting there are people who actually live these lives Our small, unprepared hero wanders on tired legs with a pack horse by his side, meeting tribal chieftains, warlords, bandits, and caravans Overhead, Russian helicopters pass by like dragons, sending all who hear them running for cover from their merciless, capricious breaths of fire There are long stretches where the land is blighted with mines, and all who leave the path risk being lost forever People believe in their religions in a surprisingly literal way, in the way which none of us could ever replicate, for their world is not one of surrounding doubts and differing opinions Didier expresses the difficulty of this gulf admitting he doubts existence of god, he d hardly be believed, inciting either derision or violence.But, of course, it is ethnocentric folly to imagine that the Afghanis are in any way a glimpse into primitive life , as it was long ago They are a nation and a culture of the modern world, as uninformed or poverty stricken as any individual member may be.Didier and the doctor s are here to help these people, to confront this cultural conflict, and trite as it sounds, what is remarkable is not the differences they find with the locals, but the points of similarity They work together and communicate, and despite the great differences, they find companionship, friendship, and some remarkable insights.It perplexes me to think that reading the account of a foreigner, new to the country, ignorant of the language, naive about the culture, is able to provide a deeper and lasting insight into this culture and the joy of its people than a fictional outing like The Kite Runner , even though the latter was written by a born Afghan.Yet that book shows all the things that make realist fiction so fraught the author is always tempted to include not only his experiences, but his own philosophies and conclusions, often through romanticized portrayals and overloaded symbolism Thus it soon becomes a politicized mess, all the insights it might have had being lost in the author s message, showing little knowledge of the country than one might have gotten from the past few decades of world news.Perhaps it shouldn t surprise me that an outsider would be able to reveal so much, especially as he transmits to us the understanding of other outsiders who have since become enmeshed with the culture Bias and blindness to those things most important to us are common threads in humanity, which must be constantly fought against lest they overtake us unawares One approaching a culture from the outside still has biases, but uninformed biases are easier to shake then those which are bred in.Didier s portrayal is kind, sometimes bordering on politically correct, though he never excuses the ignorance or meaness of individuals, expressing his frustration and disgust with the prevalent violence But the book is also full of respect and gratitude for those to whom he connected, and with his enchantment with the land and its people, both stark, beautiful, and yet welcoming.The form of the book is curious Didier s photographs are interwoven with comic panels, creating a visual narrative of the journey and his experiences The art is decidedly french, with sparse, even gestural lines and simple, expressive characters Didier compares his journeys to his childhood memories of Tintin, and there is surely a parallel in this young Frenchman, lost in a foreign land, meeting native people friendly and menacing, escaping one danger only to slip into another, grateful for a mouthful of water, a corner to sleep in, or a smiling face.But then such real adventures are always compelling, especially when accompanied by evocative photos The story of the West and the Mid East is still central to us, still unsure, alternately budding and withering, making this tale especially poignant so much so that it takes a moment to realize that the events described herein occured thirty years ago.There is always some fictionalization, some coyness in the portrayals even in nonfiction The author still decides what we are shown, what is highlighted such is the nature of journalism, or of storytelling Taking this tale with a grain of salt, it is still inviting, mysterious, surprising, bearing the mark of verisimilitude, and I am tempted to accept it, as it is, if only because to falsify it has proven to be beyond the skill of most writers, even those with the knowledge required to create it My Suggested Reading In Comics Fantastic. Based on their title alone, it makes sense as to why M decins Sans Fronti res Doctors Without Borders won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1999 But I have to admit I knew very little of the organization itself and the true challenges of their work It would have been far too simplistic to say it was a group of committed doctors who traveled to different global hotspots to administer medical aid I knew it would be far complicated than just voluntary service, but it wasn t until I read THE PHOTOGRAPHER that I truly ascertained the herculean mission that these brave doctors undertake Set in Afghanistan during the height of the Afghan Russian War in 1986, THE PHOTOGRAPHER is a diary of sorts of Didier Lefevre, a French photojournalist who is coerced by M decins Sans Fronti res MSF to document a campaign into the heart of Afghanistan, to deliver medical aid to the local Mujahideen who were fighting against the Russians With no direct access for humanitarian aid into Afghanistan, the MSF team must trek, by foot, from the Pakistani border into the heart of the conflict It is no easy passage, as beyond the physical hurdles of treacherous passes, inhospitable weather, and anarchic tribes, so too must a web of politics and bureaucracy be dealt with Lefevre, a rookie in foreign affairs in the region, plays witness to the resourcefulness and knack of the MSF doctors as they barter, deal and negotiate their way through warlords, tribesmen and militia Of even greater challenge is that the crux of the MSF s negotiations are handled by a woman doctor, Juliette, who uses her gender in a male dominated society as an asset and not a crutch Didier watches and documents the proceedings with equal fear and admiration, learning of his cohorts and the Afghan people with each passing day and mile After an arduous journey to the heart of the conflict, the MSF doctors set up base camp and immediately begin treating the wounded Their dedication is beyond description, as they work tirelessly and with limited resources to give medical aid to the forgotten and those left to the wayside to die They treat men of questionable character, but do not flinch in their responsibilities as caregivers They treat the young, the old, and the women, all done with very specific care to the traditions and beliefs of the Afghans, despite the fact that the doctors themselves may personally disagree with their patients ideologies The entire journey is recorded through Didier s photographs, presented not as developed prints but rather as contact sheets The photographs are married with comic book panels that describe the actions away from the photographs, and the synthesis of photographic image to sequential storytelling is remarkable and unlike any war journal ever produced Where the comic book portions fill in the gaps by challenging our creativity and imaginations to recreate the MSF campaign, the photographs reinforce the gravity and reality of the situation The use of contact sheets gives an almost cinema like continuity to the work, and it gives insight to the environment and allows us to get a complete scope of Didier s vision and skill as a photographer The images, both drawn and photographed, are simply stunning This is a work of tremendous impact and significance, highlighting not only the horrors of mankind but also the selflessness of civilization We see the best and worst of humanity on display, and the book exists entirely within the gray of that spectrum Constant however is the credo of M decins Sans Fronti res, and the doctors involved never once stray away from their humanitarian objective In this day in age it is too easy to be critical and cynical of multimillion dollar NGOs, but THE PHOTOGRAPHER is solid, undeniable, photographic proof that the women and men of M decins Sans Fronti res are truly noble and selfless, and over deserving of our greatest respect, support and admiration A simply unforgettable book and experience, and one of the best books of 2009. The book is a joint effort between Didier Lef vre, the eponymous photographer, and Emmanuel Guilbert, the artist For the assignment described in the book, Lef vre worked alongside a team from M dicins Sans Fronti res Doctors Without Borders The journey begins in summer 1985 in Peshawar, Pakistan as Lef vre meets the team of doctors and nurses who will setting up a hospital in a remote region in Afghanistan They spend weeks planning their upcoming trek into the war torn country obtaining medical supplies, food stores, and finally horses and donkeys, to make the three week long journey into the mountainous regions of the country They are escorted by members of the Mujahideen resistance They avoid the Soviet held roads and caravan instead through trecherous mountain passes, high altitudes, and swift rivers Along the way, the team stops and greets pays respect to local chiefs and are treated to large feasts and warm hospitality Each town they pass through also offers the chance to hear news about the war front, troop movements, and to treat the injuries and ailments of the people in the towns Lef vre captures many moments on film his photographs are interspersed with the drawings in the graphic novel They reach their destination and immediately begin to set up their hospital a small mudbrick building Lef vre marvels at the teams work and their fortitude to help these people so desperately in need The wounds are severe and traumatic burns, bullet wounds, severed limbs amputations most from the battlefront or from Soviet bombings Some of the stories are so heartbreaking, but the team brings such hope The book is a stunning piece of literature a true snapshot of life at that time in Afghanistan The story is recounted by Lef vre, so you also have several stories about his relationships with the people in the team Juliette, the strong and independent leader, who knows how to mix with both men and women in this fundamentalist Islamic culture John, the burly American doctor with a heart of gold R gis, the anesthesiologist who dreams of opening a winery in sourthern France and the many Afghans Mahmud, Najmudin, and the patients who are treated in the team. A book that packs a punch A combination of a graphic novel with the photographs taken by Emmanuel Gilbert when he accompanied a M decins Sans Fronti res mission into Afghanistan in 1986 Text, photos and graphics combine to tell of the one month hike into a remote location where MSF is setting a series of clinics Haunting imagery in a land of seemingly endless beauty but with ruggedness matched to the toughness of its people.Its the time of the Russian invasion, printed film, no cell phones and the MSF team have to carry everything in and out The saddest thing is the fighting continues and MSF has grown and grown to meet the never ending demand for the skills of its dedicated people. A stunning work of beauty The graphic structure is magnificent, to the point that I was often spending than 5 minutes just looking at a single page, to absorb all the details But also in terms of the content, this is a true modern day adventure with substance The main charachter s ineptitude often sticks out, but in the end it s the same ineptitude that most of us westerners would display in those circumstances, and that makes it easier to get drawn into the narration and live the adventure through his skin And you can learn something in the process I agree with many reviewers that it was silly for Didiere Rest In Peace to want to go back to Pakistan by himself, especially given that what drove that decision was a comment by a teammate who said I feel like the real work will start when you leave Paraphrasing that in the language of apes, that comment was really Didiere, you are here as a tourist, while I am here doing the real tough work, therefore I am better than you That s not important per se, but it made me reflect on our human nature, and how consciously or unconsciously we cannot escape our desire to see ourselves surpass the others, to be on some higher level in our own personal narrative of our life Even among people who are doing incredibly useful work, like MSF, everyone needs to find their own illusion of superiority in order to feel good about themselves Another example of this phenomenon, as observed in the book, is when one of the doctors tells Didiere that he does not want to go back to a cushy job in a cushy French hospital As if doctors in Western hospitals were not just as useful as MSF doctors Same human nature, right there, over and over the need for an illusion of superiority And what is yours A 300 plus page tome of a book, told through written text, graphic memoir by graphic novelist Guilbert and photographs by Didier Lef vre , of a photographer committed to social causes, documenting among other things a Doctors Without Borders mission in Afghanistan Some graphic photos and drawings, as one might expect, some upsetting, but also a lot of just documenting the trip Guibert is Lef vre s close friend, so this is a tribute to his friend as well as a look at the relationship between drawing and photography and writing, documenting the work there in various ways, and about the horrors of war there without taking sides in the conflict You get to see close ups of the people there in places far from the cities, and you get to see admirable people trying to get stories out about the process under incredible conditions The book is not sensational it s in fact mundane in many respects, page after page, interspersed with some painful moments My biggest problem with the book is that most of the photos are too small You get the feeling in some of the presentation of film strips comic strips, lots of small images, comics journalism at a fast pace, not fancy, and that s okay, it s not Hollywood, these projects, it s important work for human kind, BUT I d wish for some large photographs and or drawings It s nevertheless quite haunting, in some ways.