An in-depth video interview with the award-winning photographer Pete Muller—searching, sensitive work that explores questions of masculinity and violence among the war-torn, embattled men of Congo
I began my work exploring male gender identity and violence in eastern Congo, pursuing questions rarely asked of men and to which many seemed eager to respond. What makes a successful man? How do men relate to their families? How do they process the trauma of war?
For eighty years—eight decades—he gave it his all, selecting his own (mostly unknown) images and writing his own texts. He loves to write and he does it well. As a protean artist, Duane has played many characters in his life. That’s only natural for someone who claims that photography is nothing but a lie.