On assignment for Le Monde, here comes the portfolio about life at Peña Roja, a little village on the bank of the Caguán river, Caquetá, and at the verge of the Amazonian jungle.
So happy to share this reportage with Marie Delcas.
Feel so lucky too…!!
Thanks to Marie Sumalla and Olivia Colo
Featured on 6 Mois website, a picture I took during the peasant festival Return to EL Pato at Guayabal, Caqueta department in Colombia (November 2017)
Pictures and publication on Libération about the story of Teodora, sentenced to 30 years in jail after a miscarriage, the perseverance of Ceci, her sister, to denounce the injustice, and the fight of Agrupación Cuidadana por la Depenalización del Aborto en El Salvador.
Criminalization of abortion in el Salvador is so total and blind that a woman can be convicted for a homicide after a miscarriage.
Strong story by Anne Proenza
Thanks to Frédérique Rondet to edit it for Libération.
Thanks to Jean Stern and his support for the achievement of this reportage on the field with Chronique d'Amnesty International.
And again, thanks to IWMF for its support on the first step of the reportage.
Really honored to be part of the selection of end of year curated by Mallory Benedict for Women Photograph.
The picture is from my new project in El Salvador, about former gang members.
Between 5-8 December 2017, I followed the RISC Training with 23 others journalists. First time RISC organized a training in Latin America. Fantastic teaching, thanks also to Wilderness Medical Associates International. I'm now graduate to a Battlefield Medical Response… hope to never have to put it into practice, but ready to do it.
I can only advise to any journalist to do this training. DO IT!
In El Salvador, there are women going to jail after having a miscarriage, charged for homicide and convicted for 30 years.
The abortion penalization is absolute and there are total confusion and suspicion that most of the time turned against women with humble origins. Women can't have abortion including when pregnancy is a real danger for their life, including when the pregnancy is a consequence of a rape, including when the girl is only 12…
Teodora is one of these women. She called the emergency when she felt she was about to give birth… They didn't arrived on time, she fainted, didn't realized she lost her baby, and when the medical service came to her, it was to report to the police. In December, her sentence, 30 years imprisonment, was confirmed…
Please have a look to the special feature of Chronique d'Amnesty International, November 2017, with my pictures in El Salvador and a sensitive text by Anne Proenza.
The IWMF supported the first steps of this reportage as part of its Adelante Latin America Reporting Initiative.
So thrilled to be part of the first mentorship program organized by Woman Photograph!
We are 22 female photographers around the world and we will work with 22 industry leaders, photographers and photo-editors, to receive precious advices. Really excited to begin the program!