We woke up in Juba to the kind of sticky heat that only exists in this part of the world, ready to hit the ground running and get started on our reporting. Three hours later we were still waiting in South Sudanese bureaucracy, trying to get registered with the immigration office. But even amid the chaos of that task, there was room for a quick adventure in the form of a jaunt to a photo studio where the few of us without extra passport photos went to pick some up. The studio, tucked into a strip of tiny shops, was decorated with portraits of various South Sudanese heroes – and a bunch of popes. Here, the photographer, Zeph, reviews photos on his camera before printing them for us.
– Siobhán O’Grady, staff writer, Foreign Policy