Muller won for a portfolio of stories about masculinity and conflict; Gade, a small town newspaper photographer, edged out top wire service photographers.
The surprise winner of POYi Sports Photographer of the Year is Matt Gade, a staff photographer at The Daily Republic in Mitchell, South Dakota. Getty photographers Donald Miralle and Christian Petersen won second and third place, respectively. Gade won for a portfolio that includes dramatic moments from games between local college and amateur teams, and a story (above) about South Dakota rodeos
Conflict, available now on Netflix, comprises six episodes. Photographers Pete Muller, Joao Silva, Donna Ferrato, Nicole Tung, Robin Hammond, and Eros Hoagland are each given seven minutes or less to explain, justify, or simply to testify to the years they’ve spent on the frontline of some of the world’s deepest traumas. The entire series is barely 35 minutes, and those minutes go by in the blink of an eye, but—like the photographs made by its heroes and heroines—they stick around for a while.
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?
Congo presents but one illustration of the relationship between embattled masculinity and violence that I believe exists in various forms throughout the world. In order to reduce violence, it is essential to critically explore the context from which male aggression emerges.
The Magnum Foundation Emergency Fund today announces, exclusively through TIME LightBox, the winners of its 2015 grants
This year’s selection of awardees are Massimo Berruti, Matt Black, Peter DiCampo, Emine Gozde Sevim, Curran Hatleberg, Guy Martin, Pete Muller, Elena Perlino, Nii Obodai Provencal, Asim Rafiqui and Peter van Agtmael
I am perpetually fascinated with Africa’s extraordinary diversity and challenges. I think it’s only sensible that if an outsider has any hope of understanding the continent’s complexity, he or she must devote years to the pursuit. I've been working on the continent since 2007 and remain humble regarding the complex dynamics at play within many of its countries. I view every assignment and project as opportunity to learn on a steep curve.
As we welcome Pete Muller, the first new photographer to join Prime since our launch, we wanted to help everyone get to know him a bit better. We interviewed Pete about his work, the stories he’s tackled, and his approach to photography.
Of the millions of photographs moving through the news services—known as “the wires”—this year, the work of Associated Press freelancer Pete Muller, 29, stood out. His exceptional photographs—focused on Africa and particularly Sudan—take an individual approach to storytelling, one that combines a distinctive aesthetic with journalistic integrity.
Even though the south of Sudan has split from the north, the war is hardly over. Pete Muller was able to visit Blue Nile State, a restive area of Sudan, to provide a rare glimpse of the rebels who are now fighting to overthrow the government in Khartoum.
But even though the south has now split off, the war is hardly over in Sudan. A new conflict has erupted in the Nuba Mountains and in Blue Nile State, where tens of thousands of southern-aligned rebels are now battling the Arab-dominated government of Khartoum, Sudan’s capital.
When I arrived in southern Sudan in 2009, I did so with only a general understanding of the dynamics at play. In the almost two years since then, I have been humbled, deeply and repeatedly, by the complexity of the southern struggle and the respective identities of those who waged it.