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.
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.
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.