On assignment for Liberation
Looking at my archives, I found these nice souvenir of Cuba.
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!
I will be there from September 24 to Octuber 17.
Same number + 509 70 46 05 94
Colombian number for the whatsapp: +57 313 509 77 92
During Visa pour l'image this year, Part of The Other Colombia was screened. Here, an interview I gave to France Bleue Catalan
Medellín, art to forget Escobar
Same number here : +503 - 70 46 05 94
Same Whatsapp here and there : +57 3135097792
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.
A special issue about Colombia and the enforced disappearances with Anne Proenza. Ten pages more the cover.
Anne gives us an investigation about the complex way to find the missing people for their families. We were in Medellín, where the paramilitary groups had spread a policy of terror in districts like Comuna 13.
If the Colombian Center for Historical Memory talks about 60,630 documented cases of disappeared in the country between 1970 and 2015, the amount could be much more impressive, according to distinct sources. In a Colombia searching the way to peace, establish the truth about missing people is a requirement which however will need a lot of time.
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.