After 50 years of fighting, the FARC guerrillas agreed in 2016 to lay down their arms. By relearning peace, the country also discovers the hard reality of the life of the fighters of this group of Marxist rebellion. For five decades of fighting and survival in the Colombian jungle, women have been banned from having children. Those who could not avoid pregnancy were sentenced to primary abortion or abandonment. Since peace was signed, the choice of life has been immediate and there have been hundreds birth since. Colombia is talking about a « baby boom ». For these new moms, sometimes still in semi-freedom and who all learn reintegration; it is the chance of a rebirth. CATALINA MARTIN-CHICO Catalina Martin-Chico, a Franco-Spanish photographer, lives in Paris. She was trained at the International Center of Photography (ICP) in New York, where she lived for many years. She is the winner of the 2017 Canon Women's Photojournalist Award for her project on FARC ex-combatants in Colombia. Directed over several years, her work is exhibited as part of the 2018 edition of the Visa for Image Festival. The work won the « Contemporary issues » award from Worldpress 2019 and one of the photos is nominated for the Photo of the Year. It is distributed by the agency Panos. Exhibition presented as part of the Zoom Photo Festival Saguenay. INFORMATION : 418 698-3100


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