Joao Pina

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Location: Paris, France
Nationality: Portuguese
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... MORE
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Copyright Joao Pina 2023
Date of Work Sep 2016 - Ongoing
Updated Sep 2018
Location Colombia
Topics Black and White, Civil War, Colombia, Documentary, FARC, Guerrilla, Photography, Portraiture
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.

Commissioned by the Washington Post
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