Since the late 1980s, Stephen Ferry has traveled to dozens of countries, covering social and political change, human rights, and the environment, on assignment for publications such as National Geographic, GEO, TIME and the New York Times. A fluent Spanish speaker, Stephen has developed an understanding of Latin America from over twenty years of covering the region.
Stephen’s first book, I Am Rich Potosí: The Mountain that Eats Men (Monacelli Press, 1999), documents the lives of the Quechua miners of Potosí, Bolivia. His second book Violentology: A Manual of the Colombian Conflict (Umbrage, 2012) has become a referential
work for the study of Colombian history, armed conflict and human rights. In 2018, Stephen and his sister, the anthropologist Elizabeth Ferry, published LA BATEA (Icono/Red Hook Editions, 2018).
Ferry has won honors from the World Press Photo, Picture of the Year, and Best of Photojournalism contests. He has also received grants from the National Geographic Expeditions Council, the Fund for Investigative Journalism, the Alicia Patterson Foundation, the Howard Chapnick Fund, the Knight International Press Fellowship, the Getty Images Grant for Good, Open Society Foundations and the Magnum Foundation.
He lives and works in Bogotá, Colombia.
Stephen Ferry, Juggling at the offices of the Medellin Youth Network
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.