NYU Cultures of War and the Postwar is excited to welcome celebrated photojournalist Malcolm Linton to discuss his new book, Metamorphosis: Guerrillas in Search of Peace, an intimate photo record of the last days of one of the world’s oldest, largest, and most notorious guerrilla groups, the FARC in Colombia, South America. The book recently won first prize in the International Latino Book Awards 2020 in the political/current affairs category.
This event will take place on Wednesday 14th October at 6pm over Zoom: please RSVP to email@example.com to be sent the meeting link on the day itself.
Linton followed the guerrillas as they emerged from hidden camps in the jungle after a historic peace treaty with the government in 2016 and began their complex journey to rejoin mainstream society. Published in Colombia in 2019, Metamorphosis presents the rebels as people, much like other Colombians, and very different from the monsters depicted for decades by the country’s mainstream media. Metamorphosis is likely to become a key resource on the Colombian conflict, Latin American insurgency in general, and peace initiatives worldwide.
The images offer a unique vision of day-to-day life among the FARC together with a haunting mix of optimism, euphoria, nostalgia, anxiety and disillusion.
Linton is known for his work on conflict and human rights issues worldwide for magazines such as Time, Newsweek, National Geographic, Der Stern and Paris Match. His previous book, Tomorrow is a Long Time, about HIV/AIDS in Tijuana, Mexico, was published by Daylight Books in 2015. Linton will give a presentation and slideshow of his work, followed by structured discussion and then audience Q&A.
This event is free and open to the public.