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DER FRIEDEN TRÄGT DEN NAMEN EINER FRAU – KOLUMBIEN IM WANDELnew

Ann-Christine Woehrl
Cornelia von Schelling
22,5 × 27,5 cm
ca. 200 pages
ca. 250 photos
German |  English | Spanish
Hardcover
ISBN 978-3-903101-68-5
November 2019

DER FRIEDEN TRÄGT DEN NAMEN EINER FRAU – KOLUMBIEN IM WANDEL

In November 2016, after 53 years of bloody civil war and years of negotiations, the historic peace treaty between the Colombian government and the FARC rebels was signed. 7000 guerrilleros were distributed across transition camps and handed over their weapons to the UN. 40 percent of what had been the largest guerrilla group in the world were women. Between 2017 and 2019, photographer Ann-Christine Woehrl and author Cornelia von Schelling entered into intense talks with six former rebels and documented their dramatic stories. They are typical for the lives of thousands of women who, after decades of armed fighting, are looking for a way back into a society that is largely hostile to them. There is no simple way.

Authors

Ann-Christine Woehrl

was born in 1975. She works as a freelance photographer. Her work focuses on social topics, women’s rights and religious issues in Latin America, Africa and South Asia. Her photographs have appeared in newspapers and magazines, and she has published the books Voodoo – Leben mit Göttern und Heilern in Benin, Die Frauen von Havanna, and Montevideo. In 2013, her work Witches in Exile was shown at the gallery Pinter & Milch in Berlin, at the International Festival of Photography Belo Horizonte in Brazil, and at the Angkor Photo Festival in Cambodia. Her project IN/VISIBLE was funded by the German foundation VG Bild/Stiftung Kulturwerk.
www.ann-christine-woehrl.com/

Cornelia von Schelling

grew up in Colombia and Brazil. She has a doctorate in American Studies and is the author of numerous non-fiction books and biographies. They include two books in collaboration with photographer Ann-Christine Woehrl, Die Frauen von Havanna and Die Rebellentochter – the story of a young Colombian guerrillera, recorded in the women’s prison of Bogotá.