We met these dapper gentlemen in a Protection of Civilians site in South Sudan. I took a portrait of them overlooking the camp in the back, where they have lived for years now. Finding moments like this, in the context of conflict and crisis, is always necessary to me. It reminds me that amidst displacement and hardship, life goes on for the people we turn our lens to. Often, in the midst of important images of hardship, we forget to show that tender moments still exist in many forms in these places. It helps us draw human connections. Viewers may never know what it is like to live in a Protection of Civilians site, but we know what it is like to want to look good.
-Hannah Reyes Morales