2019 Photo Contest, Contemporary Issues, Stories, 2nd Prize

Colombia, (Re)Birth

Photographer

Catalina Martin-Chico

Panos

01 June, 2017

Residents of a FARC demobilisation camp in San José del Guaviare, Colombia, line up as they did each morning as guerrillas to hear the latest news and be allocated tasks for the day.

Since the signing of a peace agreement between the Colombian government and the FARC rebel movement in 2016, there has been a baby boom among former female guerrillas, many living in the demobilization camps set up to help FARC members in the transition back to everyday life. Pregnancy was thought incompatible with guerrilla life. Women were obliged to put war before children, leaving babies with relatives or, some say, undergoing forced abortions—a charge FARC denies. 

About

Catalina Martin-Chico

Catalina Martin-Chico, a franco-spanish photographer, lives in Paris. She trained at the International Center of Photography (ICP) in New York, where she lived for many years. ...

Technical information

Shutter Speed
1/1000
Focal length
35 mm
F-Stop
f/4
ISO
1600
Camera
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

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