The Other Colombia

The 26th of September 2016, the FARC guerrilla and the Colombian government will sign the peace agreement that will end a 52 years old war, the oldest internal conflict of the world. In few times, the 8.000 fighters of the insurgent army, more their 10.000 civilian militiamen, will lay down their guns and participate in political spaces. In the aftermaths of the war, a key issue will be the future of these fighters, and between them, the women who represent more than 30 %. Another issue will be the agreement’s implementation into the Other Colombia, this Colombia far away from the cities where war was omnipresent and from which most of the combatants are coming from.

The series presents FARC fighters in their daily life, but also at the time of the first steps towards peace construction.

Nadège Mazars

Nadège Mazars is a French photographer for Hans Lucas based in Colombia. She started photography after a Ph.D. in Sociology and after working as graphic designer.

In the last years, she passed her time in the territorial colonization’s border, discovering the local effects of global issues like the healthcare crisis or the natural resources extraction.

In 2016, her project The Other Colombia received an Emergency Fund from the Magnum Foundation and the Prince Claus Fund.