Joao Pina

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Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Nationality: Portugal
Biography: João Pina is a freelance photographer born in Portugal in 1980. He began working as a professional photographer at age eighteen, and graduated from the International Center of Photography’s Photojournalism and Documentary Photography... read on
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Credits: joao pina
Date of Work: 09/01/16 - Ongoing
Updated: 09/23/18
Location: Colombia
In 2016, the FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) reached an peace agreement with the Colombian government, bringing to a war that lasted more than 50 years.

Now, the more than 8.000 fighters will go back to their civilian lives, using their legal names and building a new life.

This portraits were made on the final days of the war, when I photographed some FARC guerrilla fighters and asked them to write their "war names" on the instant prints, documenting what would hopefully become the last days of their clandestine existence.
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