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Wednesday, April 6, 2016
12:00 PM


Ida Noyes Hall, West Lounge




Center for Latin American Studies



Violentology is the product of ten years of photographic documentation in Colombia, combining original photography with archival imagery and carefully researched text to provide a historical and eyewitness account of the war in Colombia. This work focuses on human rights and the struggle of Colombian civilians to resist the violence, often at great risk to their own lives.

About the Author:
Since the late 1980s, Stephen has traveled to dozens of countries, covering social and political change, human rights, and the environment, on assignment for publications such as National Geographic, GEO, TIME and the New York Times. He is a frequent collaborator with Human Rights Watch.

A fluent Spanish speaker, Stephen has developed an understanding of Latin America from over twenty years of covering the region. Stephen’s first book, I Am Rich Potosí: The Mountain that Eats Men (Monacelli Press, 1999), documents the lives of the Quechua miners of Potosí, Bolivia. His second book Violentology: A Manual of the Colombian Conflict (Umbrage, 2012) was awarded best photographic book of 2012 in the POY Latam contest and at DC Photo Week.

Stephen Ferry has won honors from World Press Photo, Picture of the Year, and Best of Photojournalism contests. He has also received grants from the National Geographic Expeditions Council, the Fund for Investigative Journalism, the Alicia Patterson Foundation, the Howard Chapnick Fund, the Knight International Press Fellowship, the Getty Images Grant for Good, Open Society Foundations and the Magnum Foundation.

**The event will be on the second floor (West Lounge Room).

The author will be selling his books to students and scholars for the special price of $30

Event co-sponsored by UChicago Careers in Journalism, Arts and Media.


Free and open to the public.

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Light lunch will be served.