Among the free activities of the World Press Photo 2019 exhibition in Barcelona, on May 2nd, 2019, Photographic Social Vision has organized at the CCCB the panel discussion “Living After the War: Colombia, When the Conflict Is No Longer It’s News”.
Marcela Ospina, journalist and director of Public Engagement at Oxfam Intermón, will present as guests the journalist and documentarian Lula Gómez and the photographer and also documentarian Catalina Martin-Chico, nominated for the World Press Photo of the Year and winner of the second prize Graphic Reports in Contemporary Themes with the story “Colombia, (Re)Birth”.
This work by Martin-Chico, reflects how since the signing of a peace agreement between the Colombian government and the FARC rebel movement in 2016, there has been a baby boom among former female guerrillas, many living in the demobilization camps set up to help FARC members in the transition back to everyday life.
Panel discussion #WPPh2019
May 2nd, 6:30pm
Sala Mirador at CCCB (Montalegre, 5. Barcelona)
Free entrance. Limited capacity.
Biographies of the speakers:
Born in Madrid but Parisian by adoption, the photographer Catalina Martin-Chico studied at the International Center of Photography in New York. She has worked in the Middle East and especially in Yemen, a country she documented over eight years. This work was recognised with the ICRC Visa d’Or Award at the Visa Pour l’Image International Festival of Photojournalism in 2011. In 2017 she presented the first results of her work with former FARC guerrilla fighters in Colombia at the same festival and received the Canon Female Photojournalist Award, which then allowed her to continue with further work in this project. She has also worked on a regular basis with many French publications including GEO, Le Monde, ELLE, Le Figaro and VSD, as well as with The New York Times, Sunday Times, and Der Spiegel, among others.
Lula Gómez is a versatile journalist with wide-ranging international experience. She has worked for newspapers like El País and regularly writes for other publications, among them Tintalibre, Público, and Ethic, as well as acting as a consultant for advertising agencies. She coordinates the journalism team at the Porcausa Foundation, and has published the books Condenadas al silencio (Espejo de tinta, 2000), about her experiences in a Lima prison, and Diego Hidalgo, la mirada de un filántropo (Siddarth Metha Ediciones, 2012). In the audio-visual field, she has directed the documentary Mujeres al frente, la ley de las más nobles, about how some Colombian women responded to the fact of being embroiled in a war, in addition to publishing a book with the same title. She has just finished filming a story about women prisoners in Córdoba (Spain) and, moreover, is presently working on another film telling the stories of women and the post-conflict situation in Colombia.
Marcela Ospina Lopez, Director of Public Engagement and a Board member of Oxfam Intermón, has more than fifteen years’ experience as a communications specialist working with cultural and civil society organisations in Spain, France, and Colombia. With a degree in Journalism from Colombia and a master’s degree in Political Science from France, she has successfully led international teams and communication projects concerning cooperation, humanitarian action, inequality, and women’s rights.