Patrick Artinian was born in 1960 in Martigues, in southern France. He began his photographic career in 1985 as a regular contributor to the French daily newspaper Libération. While his primary focus was on domestic politics, he also covered the Armenian earthquake (1989), the famine in Sudan (1991), and the civil war in Bosnia (1993-1994). In 1995, he joined Contact Press Images, and with a new emphasis on color photography has since spent years documenting America through the eyes of a European at the turn of the century, and of contemporary France in the era of the new European Union. He is a regular contributor to Le Monde newspaper, and to Télérama, the culture and television weekly. He is based in Paris, France. (Photo shot in Vukovar, Croatia, 1991. Photo sponsors: Scott and Susan Fecho, Mark and Shanna Gordon.)

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