Bogotá, Bogota, Colombia
Juan Paez, freelance colombian photographer based in Bogotá. He began his career in 2011 feeling in love with the action sports, later he start to discover more essential relations above documentary issues with his first stories. Later, he was part of the news agencie Colprensa, where he worked for two years in national news.
In 2017 he was freelance of the AFP and EFE agency, the largest Spanish-speaking news agency in the world as a freelance photographer. His work is directed towards human rights social issues.
He studied at Hochschule Hannover in the summer semester 2018 for the International Class of Documentary Photography.
Contact: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram: @juanpaez83
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2019 - Fellow ADELANTE PROGRAM 2019-2020 IWMF, 2019 - Fellow ‘No Man’s Land’ Thomson Reuters Foundation
- Breaking news
- Still life
- Video capture
- Video editing
International Garden Hannover 2018
Sahlkamp is a neighborhood north of Hanover Germany, considered a place where people with different social problems live. It concentrates an immigrant population that are mostly from Turkey, Iran, Russia, Greece, Bulgaria, Africa. A sectorized wave of violence linked to drug micro-trafficking is on alert to all the control agencies of the city.
There are around 5,000 people who are mostly Germans, but socially complex. On the threshold that is considered this sector covers what for the German government is poverty for me is a new way of subsistence outside the countries where many of these people come. Among refugees, immigrants and Germans there is a colorful and diverse environment that Germany considers a suburb and associates it with extreme poverty.
My portraits seek to illustrate the situation in which they live. Although many must work tirelessly week after week, some others because of their language limitations must make a living with small jobs.