Juan Arredondo is a Colombian American documentary photographer who has chronicled human rights and conflict in Colombia, Venezuela, and Central America. He’s a regular contributor to The New York Times and National Geographic. His photographs have also been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, ESPN Magazine, Vanity Fair, Le Monde, Der Spiegel and others. Since 2014, he has been reporting on the use of child soldiers by illegal armed groups in Colombia, the peace agreement between the Colombian Government and FARC, and most recently, the demobilization and reintegration of formers fighters into the Colombian society, for which he was awarded a World Press Photo award in 2018. For his work as a journalist, he was also awarded a Nieman Fellowship at Harvard in 2018-2019, an Overseas Press Club Scholar Award, an ICRC Humanitarian Visa D’Or Award, a Getty Grant for Editorial Photography, a Getty Images Emerging Talent Award, and a Magenta Foundation Flash Forward Award. Juan has taught photojournalism, multimedia, sound and video at Columbia and the University of Arizona. A chemist at Merck in a previous profession, he’s a graduate of Rutgers-New Brunswick and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
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