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 .
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).
In 2013, she received the Allard photo competition Prize. In 2015, she was finalist for the award “Bourse du Talent Reportage”, selected for the #5 session Mentor Freelens, and received the “Coup de Cœur” from the ANI at the portfolio review in Visa pour l'Image.
In 2016 her project The Other Colombia received an Emergency Fund from the Magnum Foundation and the Prince Claus Fund.
In 2017, she is a fellow for the Adelante Program of the International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF) at El Salvador. At this time, she followed the Hostile Environments and Emergency First Aid Training (HEFAT) with the IWMF.
Her work was exhibited in Bogotá (2014), Paris (2015) and Douarnenez (France, 2015), and published in The New Yorker, Le Monde, Libération, L’Obs, California Sunday Magazine, Nikon Pro Magazine, Les Inrocks, Haaretz, PRI, The Christian Science Monitor, the Murmur, Society, Al Jazeera America, Basta!, Grazia, Internazionale, Causette, Néon and the Nobel Women's Initiative (NGO).
In November 2016, The Other Colombia was exhibited at the ZOOM Photo Festival in Saguenay, Canada.
She is member of Hans Lucas studio.