This was one of the 2019 Student Media Grant projects conducted by Alexis Aubin, a student from University of Montreal.
Alexis Aubin, a student from
University of Montreal, traveled to Colombia to complete his photojournalism project entitled
“Colombia: A Wounded Land.”
Landmines are different from
every other weapon. They are not made to kill but to mutilate, to dismember, to
generate fear... They are the only weapons activated by the victim. A Wounded
Land explored the landmine issue in Colombia and how it affected the local
populations and their relationship with the land. The purpose of this photojournalism
project was to raise awareness about the collateral damages and long-term
effect of war. When we think about war we usually think about the fronts, but
wars are much more complex and affect people in many ways and for many
generations after the cessation of hostilities.
See Alexis' pictures from A Wounded Land here: http://alexisaubin.com/a-wounded-land78
Alexis' blog documenting his SMGP Photojournalism project will be posted soon.
Some of Alexis' work supported by the Student Media Grant Program has been used in the publications and sites listed below:
‘I’m shooting images
instead of people.’ A former guerrilla changes his lens.
Colombie : le spectre d’un passé explosif resurgit
"De algunas Minas nacen
héroes", Oslo RevCon, November 2019
Canadian Embassy in
Flash Forward 2019 -
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