2018 Photo Contest, Sports, Stories, 2nd prize

Peace Football Club

Photographer

Juan D Arredondo

25 September, 2017

Members of a FARC women’s football team wait for instructions from their coach, in front of a banner depicting the founding commanders of FARC, at La Elvira transitional zone. From left to right: Julieth Jiménez (26), Xiomara Mendez (20), Yurani Zapata (22) and Angela Velasco (24).

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
1/800
Focal length
28.0 mm
F-Stop
6.3
ISO
500

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