Jonas Wresch was presented with the 10,000 euro Freelens Award at the Lumix Festival for Photojournalism in Hanover. The 28 year-old received the festival most prestigious award for his reportage Kolumbiens Weg zum Frieden (Colombia’s Path to Peace).
The reportage, which was taken in part with an M9 from the LFI loan pool, reveals the struggle of the Nasa Indio tribe, who are fighting for farmland in the south west of the country. The series can be seen in LFI 6/2015.
Jonas Wresch was born in Bad Dürkheim in 1988. After finishing high school, he studied photojournalism and documentary photography at college in Hanover. He has been a member of the Agentur Focus since 2012, and in 2014 founded the Cartel Collective Cooperative together with photographer friends.
You can see the video to the reportage at the LFI Blog. Further information is available at: Freelens.