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Andrey Soloviev

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Name  Andrey Soloviev

Role  Photographer
Andrey Soloviev httpsuploadwikimediaorgwikipediacommonsthu
Died  September 27, 1993, Sukhumi, Georgia
Awards  World Press Photo Award for General News

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Andrey Borisovich Soloviev (Russian: Андрей Борисович Соловьёв) (1953 – 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 Soviet Union, Andrey Soloviev covered many armed conflicts, including in Nagorno-Karabakh, Transnistria, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, South Ossetia. He also filmed the aftermath of the 1988 Armenian earthquake, the collapse of the regime of Nicolae Ceauşescu, and was in Iraq during the Gulf War.

His photographs received numerous awards, including the World Press Photo prize.

References

Andrey Soloviev Wikipedia


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