was born in Paris, France in 1949. He began his career in photography
as a regular contributor to the renowned art magazine L'Oeil.
After relocating to New York in 1971, he covered major international
events including the Cambodian boatlift in 1978, the Iranian revolution
in 1979, and the beginnings of the war in Afghanistan the same year.
In January 1981, while on assignment for Newsweek in El Salvador,
he was gravely wounded during a battle between government troops and
guerrilla snipers, and died in Miami, Florida a few weeks later. The
prestigious award of the Overseas Press Club of America for "Best
Photographic Reporting from Abroad" is named after him.