Prime Collective

Understanding Violence

War, violent crime, terrorism, and domestic abuse kill and injure untold numbers of people, yet despite the high stakes our understanding of the factors that drive someone to commit an act of violence–and the most effective ways to reduce it–can feel limited.

 Drug Violence in Ciudad Juárez

Drug Violence in Ciudad Juárez

Dominic Bracco II spent years exploring the impact on youth of the violence afflicting Ciudad Juárez, Mexico - at the time the most violent city in the world. His work culminated in Life and Death in the Northern Pass.

Cattle Raiders of South Sudan

Cattle Raiders of South Sudan

When the number and quality of one’s cows determines a man's social status, masculine worth and, perhaps most importantly, his ability to marry, pastoralist tribes and sub-tribes looking to increase their cattle stocks employ modern weaponry to steal cows from neighboring groups. Pete Muller explores the link between violence and societal pressures to achieve manhood.