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Pete Muller is a photographer and researcher based in Nairobi, Kenya. His work explores issues of conflict, masculinity and nationalism in post-colonial states. He strives to create images and material that demand emotional and intellectual consideration for the lives and experiences of those depicted.
Pete is a contributing photographer to National Geographic Magazine, TIME Magazine, the Washington Post, the New York Times and others. He has also partnered on humanitarian advocacy campaigns with Amnesty International, the Nobel Women’s Initiative, and other organizations.
His ongoing work, A Tale of Two Wolves, examines the interplay between concepts of masculinity, male experience and violence.
He has worked in South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Somalia, the Palestinian Territories, Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, Sierra Leone and elsewhere.
Pete has won awards from World Press Photo, Pictures of the Year International, TIME Magazine, the Overseas Press Club, the World Photography Organization and others. His work has been supported by the Magnum Emergency Fund, the Open Society Initiative and other foundations.
2015, Ochberg Fellow, DART Center for Journalism & Trauma, Columbia University, New York City, January 2016
2015 World Press Photo, 1st Prize in General News Stories, Ebola in Sierra Leone.
2015 Pictures of the Year International, 1st Prize, Global Health, Ebola in Sierra Leone
2015 Magnum Emergency Fund Grantee
2014 Lens Culture Awards, 25 Best Visual Storytellers Award for A Tale of Two Wolves: Men Masculinity and Violence
2014 Chris Hondros Award Nominee
2013 OpenPhoto Contest, Open Society Initiative of Southern Africa, 1st Place for “In the Shadows of Change: South Sudan at Independence.”
2013 “99 Most Influential Young People in Foreign Policy”, The Diplomatic Courier Magazine
2013 Sony World Photography Award, 3rd Place, People, “Machine Gun Americana.”
2013 Sony World Photography Award, Shortlisted, Contemporary Issues, “Border Wars: Sudan and South Sudan.”
2013: World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass Nominee 2013
2012 Overseas Press Club of America: John Faber Award for Best Photographic Reporting for a News Wire or Newspaper
2012 Chinese International Press Photography Contest 2011: Honorable Mention in War and Disaster Stories
2011 TIME Magazine Wire Photographer of the Year
2011 Open Society Foundation Moving Walls 19 Documentary Photography Exhibit
World Press Photo, 2015, Global Traveling Exhibiton, Ebola in Sierra Leone
Pictures of the Year International, 2015, Global Traveling Exhibiton, Ebola in Sierra Leone
Visa Pour L’Image, 2015, Projection, Perpignan, “Stalking a Killer: The Hunt for Ebola’s Reservoir Host.”
Photoville, 2015, “Stalking a Killer: The Hunt for Ebola’s Reservoir Host.”
“A Tale of Two Wolves: Men, Masculinity and Violence” Part 1: War in the East: DRC, 2015, The International Security Studies Conference, Springfield MA.
Zoom Photo Festival, 2015, “Stalking a Killer: The Hunt for Ebola’s Reservior Host, Chicoutimi, Canada. Chicoutimi
“Beauty in the Middle,” June 2014, Images of War, Sexual Violence and Survivors in eastern DR Congo, at the Global Summit to End Rape in Conflict, Co-Hosted by British Foreign Secretary William Hague and Actress Angelina Jolie.
The Gun Show, Fovea Gallery, Beacon, New York, June 2013
The Legacy of Rape, Geneva/Washington DC/Democratic Republic of Congo (2013)
Open Society Foundation Moving Walls 19 Documentary Photography Exhibit (2011)
DC FotoWeek “Until the Grass is Gone: Images of Transition in Northern Uganda” with Peter van Agtmael (2009) Open Society Foundation Moving Walls 19 Documentary Photography Exhibit (2011)
A Tale of Two Wolves: Men, Masculinity and Violence, International Security Studies Conference, Springfield, MA.
Photography in Foreign Policy and International Human Rights, Mt. Holyoke College, Amherst, MA, 2012.
Oso Bay Biennial, University of Texas, with Prime Collective, 2014.