Nadège Mazars is a French photographer based in Colombia.
Her approach strives to give an intimate insight on her subjects about the effect of global issues such migration, healthcare system or natural resource extraction.Mazars’s work also tries to explore both the origins of war and the conditions to reach peace in societies such El Salvador or Colombia. Since 2015, she followed closely the peace process and the FARC-EP guerrilla in Colombia. And in 2017 she starts a long-term project about former gang members in El Salvador.
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, and the RISC Training in 2017, Medellin.She was part of the first Women Photograph mentorship class 2017-2018. In September 2018, She did the workshop of Women Photograph at Photoville, New York.
In 2016 she received a grant from the Magnum Foundation to continue her project The Other Colombia
She worked on assignment for publications and organizations such The New Yorker, Le Monde, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Businessweek, The New York Times, L’Obs, Causette, Les Inrocks, Chronique d’Amnesty International, Handicap International, European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations - European Union (ECHO), etc.
She is part of Hans Lucas studio and Women Photograph.
She is currently associated to OjoRojo Fábrica Visual, a foundation located in the heart of Bogotá and dedicated to promote the different representations of documentary photography.
GRANTS / AWARDS / RECOGNITION
2019• Nominee for the 2019 Joop Swart Masterclass
2017• Shortlisted – Women Photograph + Pulitzer Center Grant• Adelante Program Fellow of the International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF)
2016• Magnum Foundation Emergency Fund for the project The Other Colombia
2015• Finalist – “Bourse du Talent Reportage” award
2019• “Seeking God is our last one shot”, Bibliothèque National de France (BnF, Paris, France)• “Some People” Every Body, group exhibition, (Chicago, United State)• Fotosíntesis, group exhibition, Casa Hoffmann gallery (Bogotá, Colombia)• Lujuría, group exhibition, Casa Hoffmann gallery (Bogotá, Colombia)• Here/Now, Current Visions from Colombia, group exhibition, Framer Framed gallery (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
2018• Former gang members in El Salvador — Screened at Visa pour l’Image, Perpignan, France • The Other Colombia – Exhibited at Pil'Ours Festival (France), dedicated to international female photojournalists
2017• The Other Colombia – Screened at Visa pour l'Image 2017 (France).
2016• The Other Colombia – Exhibited at ZOOM Photo Festival at Saguenay (Canada)
2015• The Damned of Petroleum – Exhibited at Douarnenez Cine Festival (France)• The Damned of Petroleum – Exhibited at Escale à la Grange aux Belles (Paris, France)