Since the 7th of March 2019, various nationwide blackouts sent Venezuela back into the Stone Age. The first blackout took me and the country by surprise. For almost a week, I was completely disconnected from the outside world, without electricity, water, internet and phone. A photo diary published by the Swiss magazine NZZ am Sonntag.
I met the Venezuelan migrant Miguel Torres and his family on their first day after having arrived in Cúcuta, Colombia. A month later, I visited his grandmother in Caracas. This is a photo essay in construction about Venezuelans who left their home country and about their loved ones who stayed behind and are trying desperately to survive.
The Arauca river, about 100 meters wide, is the border line and a lifeline between Colombia and Venezuela. It is a permeable border, through which people pass and also contraband. A photo story from the turbulent waters that separate the inseparable.
In years of fighting against the Colombian government, female fighters of the FARC guerillas were not allowed to have children. Once, the rebels started negotiating peace their camps experimented a true baby boom.