March 23, 2010 marks the thirteenth anniversary of the peace community of San José de Apartadó in the Colombian department of Antioquia. Despite the community’s renunciation of violence and refusal to side with any of the parties to Colombia’s armed conflict, it continues to be a target of the army, paramilitary groups, and guerrilla organizations alike.
Click here to read an article I wrote after attending last year’s anniversary with Amelia Opalinska, whose photo series on the community appears below. Click here to read my response to a December 2009 article on the peace community by Wall Street Journal editorial board member and aspiring paramilitary Mary Anastasia O’Grady.
Click on each of the photos below to view a larger image.