I became a professional photographer in 1990,
when I was commissioned by the Gamma Press
photo agency to go to Dushanbe (Tadjikistan)
to shoot the ethnic conflict.
This shooting nearly became the last one in my
career. It was very dangerous over there, and I was a neophyte. I am very grateful
to Alexandra Avakian from the Time Magazine
for helping me, although she probably barely remembers it.
Battalion 'Dnestr', Moldova 1992