Born in Paris, Patrick Chauvel is a veteran of more than 20 conflicts, beginning with the 6-Day war in 1967 and Vietnam in late 1960's. He has continued to photograph hostilities to the present day with his coverage in Ireland, Mozambique, Angola, Lebanon, El Salvador, Iran, Afghanistan, Iran/Iraq, Yemen, Chechnya, the former Yugoslavia, Panama, Egypt, Libya, and many other locations. Although he remains committed to working in still photography, he started producing and directing documentary in 1996, with such subjects as the struggles in Chechnya and Palestine. He also did two films on his fellow reporters to show their commitment being a war reporter. He wrote three books about his experience as a photographer: Rapporteur de guerre, Sky and Les Pompes de Ricardo Jesus. He has been the recipient of several prestigious awards for his still photography, including the World Press Photo award and the University of Missouri Picture of the Year award.