On Courrier International, at the time of the presidential election in Colombia
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During Visa pour l'image this year, Part of The Other Colombia was screened. Here, an interview I gave to France Bleue Catalan
Between 20 and 27 June 27, 2017, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC-EP) end to hand over their weapons after a 53 years old internal war.
This portrait series presents guerrilleros from the transitional zone of La Carmelita, Putumayo, Colombia. It has been shoot at the beginning of June 2017, while they began to hand over the weapons
Relearning how to have a sedentary life, the guerrilleros built their own home and start their transition to civil life, learning the use of new tools. For years, they lived on camps blending into the green jungle. The security compels them to use the monotone colors of camouflage. Now, free again to find their singularity, they are decorating their home according to a vibrant color palette and are posing in front of the walls recently painted of the buildings where they will begin their new life.
Colombia on the new issue of Inteernazionale, the Jon Lee Anderson's piece from The New Yorker.
- May 10, 2015, South Caquetá department. Federico Montes, a FARC commander, is on his way to the camp through part of the rainforest recently burnt by peasants to clear space for a pastureland.
- December 2016, Yari Llanos. Portrait of Carlos Antonio Lozada, high FARC commander and negotiator for the guerrilla in La Habana the last 4 years.
… my portrait series about the FARC fighters on The New Yorker Photo Booth !
My latest publication, on The New Yorker, a portait of Carlos Antonio Lozada, FARC commander, with a piece by the great Jon Lee Anderson.
The picture is part of my series "From the shadows to the light"… coming soon!
On December 08-12th, 2016, I followed one of the first FARC guerrilla group who moved to a transitional zone, the place where they begin now the laying-down of weapons and their political reconversion to the civil life.
The series is part of the project The Other Colombia
Please vist the Hans Lucas page where, after registering, the portfolio can be downloaded for editorial project: http://hanslucas.com/nmazars/photo/10625
Guernica magazine publishes my series about The Other Colombia and the FARC guerrilla as a photographic portrait of war, peace, and life in the countryside.
Really happy to see the series following its way!
Please visit here: https://www.lensculture.com/articles/nadege-mazars-the-other-colombia-farc-referendum-reviewed
On the Danish monthly newspaper The Murmur, a double page for the FARC-EP carrying the white flag! Other picture from the peace pedagogical meeting in January 2016 in Putumayo.
Happy to share this picture 2 days ago in Libération. It was taken 9 months ago, when the FARC-EP did a peace pedagogical meeting in the jungle of Putumayo with Joaquín Gomez, peace delegate, chief of the South Block and all his commanders, sharing with hundreds of people the different points of the peace agreement.
Nikon Pro features The Other Colombia and the Emergency Fund I received from the Magnum Foundation and the Prince Claus Fund.
On the California Sunday Magazine today, my story about the FARC-EP female fighters, and a text by the great Nadja Drost
Coming back from a large and intense journey into the Caquetá jungle, at the time of the bilateral ceasefire ratification. I met guerrilleros preparing themselves while the war intents to be forgotten. Here a class of guerrilleros coming from several fronts, learning to write, read and count. It's quite common that they almost never had the opportunity to go to school. They come from very poor peasants family and had to work very young as "jornalero", before choosing engage into the guerrilla. There, when the war was not so strong, they took some days to learn to write.
At the front right, Joaco, 35. Joaco is a veteran. He comes from the Caribbean coast. He grew up with his grandparents. He began to work at 13 in the farms and went to school for only a week in his entire life because the schoolteacher beat him. At 15, he got hired as cocalero (coca-grower) in the Llanos and after that he met the FARC-EP. He was engaged in various combat activities and he was one of the close-knit guards to Mono Jojoy, the chief, now dead, of the western bloc. He suffered various injuries and now he has difficulty walking for long distances with heavy equipment.
While the FARC-EP guerrilla and the Colombian governement were signing the bilateral ceasefire agreement the past 23th June, the California Sunday Magazine published this story about women fighers, with my pictures and the so true and sensitive text by Nadja Drost. A publication I'm very happy to share with you, that I was expecting since several weeks as well as this new step toward peace.
A particular thanks to the Magnum Foundation and the Prince Claus Fund for their support with the Emergency Fund they assigned me to realize my poject about The Other Colombia.