Nadège Mazars is a French freelance photographer based in Bogotá, Colombia since 2007, started photography after receiving her Ph.D in Sociology (2013) and pursuing a graphic design career in the 2000s. Her approach to photography strives to achieve an intimate insight into subjects related to global issues such as migration, the healthcare system or natural resource extraction. Her work also explores the origins of war and the conditions to reach peace in societies such as El Salvador or Colombia. Since 2015, she has followed closely the peace process and the FARC-EP guerrilla in Colombia. And in 2017 she started a long-term project about former gang members in El Salvador.
In 2016, her project The Other Colombia received an Emergency Fund from the Magnum Foundation. In 2017, she was part of the program Adelante IWMF for El Salvador and of the first mentorship program of Women Photographs between 2017 and 2018.
Her work has been exhibited at Pil’Ours Festival (Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie, France, 2018) and ZOOM Photo Festival (Saguenay, Canada, 2016), and screened during Visa pour l’Image Festival (Perpignan, France, 2017 and 2018).
She has worked on assignment for publications and organizations such as The New Yorker, Le Monde, Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, L’Obs, Causette, Les Inrocks, Chronique d’Amnesty International, Handicap International, European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations - European Union (ECHO), among others.
She lives and works in Bogotá, Colombia.
Nadège Mazars (January 27, 2016, Putumayo)
A guerrilla is posing with her weapon. As many other guerrilleras, she has a colorful nail polish. Female combatants represent around 40% of the FARC troops.