Let Me Represent You
Pete Muller shares his passions, motives and images in new CNN documentary series about conflict photographers
I am always blown away by Pete Muller’s earnestness and passion. I can feel his intensity in his images.
Pete features in the first chapter of Conflict, a documentary series about the photographers telling the stories of those swept up in war.
Conflict premiered on CNN’s Amanpour last month and puts a spotlight on also photojournalists Joao Silva, Donna Ferrato and Robin Hammond. I don’t know enough, yet, about the work of Nicole Tung and Eros Hoagland, but this series makes me want to learn more.
I first met Pete when he and Prime colleague, Lance Rosenfield, spoke for the new media and photojournalism students at the Corcoran College of Art + Design. He had just finished covering the succession and independence of South Sudan. He shared deep knowledge about the country’s history, politics, and cultures with us as he was showing his work. He was on fire creatively and intellectually. As far as I can see, and knowing him for a couple years, that passion does not dissipate as far as it rightly should.
Pete makes connections too. In the shortened Atlantic video, published recently, he talks about how a proliferation of weapons in culture, whether or not there is war, impacts the social fabric. But I think we already know that.