2018 Photo Contest, Sports, Stories, 2nd prize

Peace Football Club

Photographer

Juan D Arredondo

25 September, 2017

FARC football players join residents from nearby villages on the stands, during a break between matches, at La Elvira transitional zone, Cauca, Colombia.

Guerrillas of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), having laid down weapons after more than 50 years of conflict, have moved from jungle camps to ‘transitional zones’ across the country, to demobilize and begin the return to civilian life. Many are taking part in football matches with teams made up of members of the Colombian military, as well as victims of the conflict. The plan is for the best players from transitional-zone teams to form La Paz FC (Peace FC) football team.

About

Juan D Arredondo

While working as a research scientist at a major pharmaceutical company, he became interested in photography. After studying photography at ICP and interning for photographers Lo...

Technical information

Shutter Speed
1/4000
Focal length
50.0 mm
F-Stop
2.8
ISO
800

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