Better late than never…

Despite significant delays, voter registration finally kicked off today throughout the south.

Thousands of southerners braved searing heat and lines in order to register themselves for January’s referendum.

These are remarkably determined people.

Here are some photos from the first day of voter registration in the north-south border area of Melut.

(some images subject to additional copyright)

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Pete

For as long as I can remember, I have been fascinated by stories. Through much of my life, I satisfied this interest with the study of history. The topics of war, uprising, social movements and sexuality defined my course of historical study and generated a deep curiosity in the modern aspects of these issues. While the past enthralls me, my interest in creating modern primary documents ultimately won out. Since 2005, I have worked to document the individual consequences of war, poverty and social unrest. Through a combination of photography, text, and audio recordings, I hope to illustrate broader issues through individual stories. I aim to create images and material that demand consideration for the lives of those depicted. I believe that intimate, sensitive photographs leave indelible marks on the conscience and actively oppose the sterilization of human suffering.

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