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?


February 28, 2013 /
Meghan Dhaliwal
Multiple Pulitzer Center grantees have been recognized by Pictures of the Year International for their work.
November 28, 2012 /
Meghan Dhaliwal
Pulitzer Center photographers discuss their reporting projects on commodities from around the world at George Washington University.