When photographer Peter DiCampo and writer Austin Merrill traveled to Ivory Coast, they hoped to document shaky but definitive steps toward reconciliation. Instead, they found evidence of continued turmoil and conflict, as rival factions refuse to let go of past grievances and look toward the future.

When cocoa becomes political – and land disputes over a single cash crop fuel a bitter civil war – is there hope of moving forward?


In Ivory Coast—the world’s top cocoa producer—cocoa farmers bore the brunt of a civil war that killed thousands and displaced more than a million. A year after a power transfer, has anything changed?


April 6, 2015 /
Austin Merrill
Co-creator of "Everyday Africa" introduces Campus Consortium students to life in Africa via interactive website.
March 17, 2015 /
Nathalie Applewhite, Peter DiCampo
Pulitzer Center managing director, Nathalie Applewhite, and grantee, Peter DiCampo, join photojournalists from VII Photo for a panel on the intersections of journalism, advocacy and funding.