Fragments from a Perennial Conflict · 1994-2016

Index of Photographs, Notes & Anecdotes


Magdalena Medio · 1994/5

Human rights abuses & the paramilitary advance · Bolívar & Santander


In Clouds · 1994

Land invasions/occupations by conflict and economic IDPs · Bogotá


Dying & Living on the Edge · 1995

Growing up in the marginal city neighbourhoods · Medellín


After Genesis · 1997

Military & Paramilitary Offensive Displaces Afro-Colombian Communities · Riosucio, El Chocó


After Genesis · 1997

Thousands forced to flee army offensive take refuge · Urabá, Antioquia

Resist to Exist · 1997

The Peace Community of San José de Apartadó · Urabá, Antioquia



For the Blood of the Earth · 1997

The indigenous U’wá people resist the oil companies · North Santander




An Uprooted People · 1999

Forcibly Displaced in the Aburrá Valley · Medellín



The Disappeared · 1999

La Candelaria · Medellín


Practically Invisible · 1999

Families of the disappeared · Medellín


Car Bomb · 1999

FARC militias attack the army’s GAULA · Barrio Estadio, Medellín


The Returnees · 2000

Afro-Colombian and Chilapa peace communities · Turbo, Antioquia/Atrato, El Chocó


Back to Zero · 2000

Fire destroys hundreds of homes on land occupied by displaced families · Vallejuelos, Medellín


Killing in the Hills · 2000

Paramilitaries take twelve farmers & later kill them · Barbosa, Antioquia


Human Flotsam · 2000

FARC guerrillas displace rural families · San Rafael, Antioquia


Battleground · 2000

Paramilitaries slaughter townsfolk and the FARC announce their imminent arrival · Granada, Antioquia


Guerrilla Grandstanding · 2001

FARC guerrillas perform and promenade as the media gathers · La Macarena, Meta


Captured or Kidnapped? · 2001

The FARC release hundreds of soldiers and police · La Macarena, Meta



Culture of Antioquia · 2001

Bullet holes · Alto de Minas



On the Highway · 2001

Medellín-Bogotá “Autopista” · Bello, Antioquia


On the Highway · 2001

ELN guerrillas blockade the highway plagued by bandits · Cocorná, Antioquia


Killing for Cattle · 2001

Paramilitaries take lives and cattle in response to guerrilla cattle rustling · Peque, Antioquia




After Bojayá · 2002

Airborn troops arrive & communities flee bombardments · Quibdó, El Chocó



The Diaspora · 2002

Displaced peoples · El Pozón, Cartagena


Urabá · 2002


Orión · 2002

The military goes into the 13th Commune guns ablaze · Medellín, Antioquia


Display of the Dead · 2002

Showing the kill to the media · Santuario, Antioquia


El Chinga & El Ratón · 2002

Guns, gangs & minors · Medellín


Done Talking · 2002

The Pastrana government & FARC guerrillas close-off roads to peace · Puerto Rico, Caqueta


In the Hands of God · 2003

Fire in settlement of displaced families · Mano de Dios, Medellín


Men of Steel · 2003

The Colombian Army win Hearts & Minds · Barrio Estadio, Medellín


The Theatre of War · 2003

The Metro Block paramilitary carousel between Medellín and the countryside · San Roque, Antioquia



Women in Black · 2003

Peace movement · Cocorná, Antioquia



On the Edge of Extinction · 2003

The last weeks of the Bloque Metro paramilitaries · Antioquia



Álvaro Uribe Vélez · 2003

Interview with a President · Rionegro, Antioquia




The Big Parade· 2003

The paramilitary Nutibara Block puts on a show with the gangs · Medellín, Antioquia



Under the Colisseum · 2004

Displaced families occupy the sorts complex · Bello, Antioquia


Santa Rita · 2004

Las desplazadas


If You’re Fleeing to San Francisco · 2004

Fleeing bombardments and a military offensive · San Francisco, Antioquia


Swelling the Ranks · 2005

The Heroes of Granada Block of the Self-defences demobilises · Cristales, Antioquia


Perder · 2008

The traces of lost lives and lost livelihoods · Urabá & Middle Magdalena


Caught in the Crossfire · 2010

The indigenous Awá people beseiged by the guerrillas, the army & coca leaf · Ricaurte/Barbacoas, Nariño


Sexual Malice in a Town Called Pleasure · 2014

Right-wing paramilitaries’ seven-year reign of terror · El Placer, Putumayo


Still bringing in the Leave$ · 2014

Coca and pepper the mix of crop substitution · San Miguel & La Hormiga, Putumayo


Undisappearing Victims · 2016

Reuniting victims of forced disappearance with families · Medellín, Antioquia


All About Castrochavism · 2016

Colombia rejects the Peace Accords · The Peace Plebiscite