Nadège Mazars is a French photographer based in Colombia. She has a Ph.D in Sociology (2013, Paris) and was graphic designer in the 2000’s. Between September 2014 and March 2015, she followed the first VII Agency Masterclass .She received the Hostile Environments and Emergency First Aid Training (HEFAT) with the IWMF.
In the four last years, she passed most of the time in the territorial colonization’s border, meeting communities and discovering the local and social effects of global issues like the healthcare crisis or the natural resource extraction. Her work also focuses on the emergence of a civilian opposition and the threats that faces in the Colombian democracy.
After two years following the peace process and the FARC guerrilla, she's covering other issues in latin America (ongoing stories in El Salvador, Panama and Cuba).
Her work was published in The New Yorker, Le Monde, Libération, L’Obs, California Sunday Magazine, Nikon Pro Magazine, Les Inrockuptibles, Chronique d’Amnesty International, Haaretz, PRI, The Christian Science Monitor, the Murmur, Society, Al Jazeera America, Basta!, Grazia, Internazionale, Causette, Néon and the Nobel Women's Initiative (NGO).
She is member of Hans Lucas studio.
GRANTS2017• Shortlisted for the Women Photograph + Pulitzer Center Grant• Adelante Program Fellow of the International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF)
2016• The Other Colombia received an Emergency Fund from the Magnum Foundation and the Prince Claus Fund.
2015• Finalist for the “Bourse du Talent Reportage” award• Selected for #5 session Mentor Freelens
2013• Allard photo competition Prize
EXHIBITIONS2017• The Other Colombia is screened at Visa pour l'Image 2017 (France).
2016• The Other Colombia at ZOOM Photo Festival at Saguenay (Canada)
2015• The damned of petroleum at Douarnenez Cine Festival (France)