The war between Marxist FARC guerrillas and Colombian government troops lasted for over fifty years. A fight for a revolution that cost the lives of over 250,000 people, and for a cause that could never be achieved.
In 2016 Colombia stood before the imminent signing of a peace agreement aimed at ending the war. In a referendum, however, a majority of the population at first voted against the peace agreement. Federico Rios Escobar documented the lives of the Colombian rebels – caught between war and the hope of peace – for Stern magazine.

Camera & Lens

Leica M-P / Summicron-M 50 mm f/2 / Summilux-M 1:1.4/35 mm Asph


Federico Rios Escobar

Colombian-born Federico Rios Escobar has been working as a photo journalist in Latin America for over ten years. His emphasis is on social issues. His first photo book, The Path of the Condor appeared in 2012, and Fiestas de San Pacho, Quibdo in 2013. In 2014 he took part in an Eddie Adams workshop in New York. He posts pictures regularly on the instagram project @historiassencillas.

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