Christine Spengler

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Biographical information

1945

born in Alsace, France

1952

moved to Madrid, Spain

1970

takes her first photo in Chad, during the Toubou wars and decides to work as a war photographer

1972

documents conflicts in Northern Ireland

1973

works in Vietnam, and works for the Associated Press agency

1974 to 1975

works in Cambodia and photographs the bombardment of Phnom Penh

1976 to 1979

works in West Sahara and takes photos of the fighters of the Polisario Front for the "Time" magazine

1981

works in Nicaragua and El Salvador

1982 to 1984

works in Lebanon

1997

works in Afghanistan for a month to photograph women oppressed by the Taliban

1998

awarded with the Prix Roger-Pic for her project “Femmes dans la guerre” from Société Civile des Auteurs Multimédia (SCAM) in Paris

2000

works in Kosovo for the “El Mundo” magazine

2003

works in Iraq commissioned by "Paris-Match" magazine

lives in Ibiza, Spain