‘I’m shooting images instead of people.’ A former guerrilla changes his lens.

Ferley Vargas

Caquetá, Colombia
We weren’t going down that muddy trail to meet him, but he was there, like us, getting news. Ferley Vargas joined the FARC guerrilla when he was 13 years old, deserted four years later and grew into a young cameraman. I wanted this story to be about radical transformation and Colombia striving for peace. I sent it to the editor on the same day that a former top FARC commander issued a new call to arms.

Published in The Christian Science Monitor here.


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