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.She received the RISC Training in 2017, Medellin.She is part of the first Women Photograph mentorship class 2017-2018.
In 2016 she received an Emergency Fund from the Magnum Foundation to continue her project The Other Colombia
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 York Times, The New Yorker, Le Monde, Libération, The Guardian, Berlingske, Goteborgs Poten, Stern Crime, Plot, L’Obs, California Sunday Magazine, Nikon Pro Magazine, Chronique d’Amnesty International, Courier International, Haaretz, Guernica Magazine, the Murmur, Society, Al Jazeera America, Basta!, Grazia, The Christian Science Monitor, PRI, Internazionale, Causette, Néon, Handicap International, Norwegian Refugee Council.
She is member of Hans Lucas studio.
GRANTS2017• 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
2013• Allard photo competition Prize
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)