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The New York Times - February 2018

Nadege Mazars

First picture published for an assignment I did for The New York Times about the FARC campaign in Colombia.
The pictures came in support to an article/opinion by María Antonia García de la Torre.

IPIALES, NARINO, COLOMBIA – FEBRUARY 25, 2018: A young girl carries a white flag, peace symbol, at the entrance of the rally where Iván Marquéz, head of the FARC electoral list for Senate, is expected. After a 53 years old war, the FARC guerrilla and the Colombian government signed the peace on November 2016. On September 2017, the guerrilla ceased to exist to become the political party FARC (Revolutionnary Alternative Force of the Common). CREDIT: Nadège Mazars for The New York Times

A last journey for the FARC

Nadege Mazars

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

In Memory

Nadege Mazars

20th Octobre, Bolivar square, the assotiation Reiniciar installed the full portraits of Patriotic Union's members who were murdered. At the end of the 1980's, 5.000 of them, the documented cases, were disappeared, killed to try to move forward on the political civil way. Act of Memory to not repeat the History.

The Other Colombia featured in lensculture.com

Nadege Mazars

Please visit here: https://www.lensculture.com/articles/nadege-mazars-the-other-colombia-farc-referendum-reviewed

June 2016, South Caquetá. Fernanda and Paquita, her baby parrot, are looking at a double rainbow at the end of a day. On her t-shirt is writing “Mujer Fariana”, woman of the FARC culture.Criticized by the past for the lack of space given to female and LGBTI rights, the FARC guerrilla promoted in contrast a gender dimension into the first peace deal signed on September 26, 2016. But on October 2, 50,22% of the referendum voters rejected the agreement. A new peace deal has been negotiated and signed on November 24, with almost all the gender references removed according to the evangelical churches request, which were among the most powerful No promoters.

New issue of California Sunday Magazine

Nadege Mazars

On the California Sunday Magazine today, my story about the FARC-EP female fighters, and a text by the great Nadja Drost

Publication on L'Obs

Nadege Mazars

Published on L'OBS (France), my work as fixer and photographer, with an article by Philippe Boulet-Gercourt.

Coming back from a FARC camp in the Caqueta

Nadege Mazars

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.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BHhcLVRDBnN/?taken-by=nadege_mazars

Publication on the California Sunday Magazine

Nadege Mazars

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.

https://story.californiasunday.com/farc-women-colombian-rebel-soldiers