I feel pretty fortunate to have had the chance to work in - and photograph - so many corners of South Sudan. I've been there on three separate contracts - mostly in programatic roles - with a number of different humanitarian organizations. I'm almost always there with camera in tow. I've been there for several months at a time, and up to a year. It's the kind of place that pretty much pushes you in every direction, and on almost every emotional level. In the humanitarian world, South Sudan is known for being a challenging post. There's very little infrastructure with few paved roads, no real electrical grid to speak of, markets that run dry, and spaces between neighboring towns whose distance can be insurmountable for months on end. Armed conflict seems to plague South Sudan at almost every step. It's an enduring and stoic place, however, with infectious smiles, and a country that captures your imagination and demands respect. The strength of Southern Sudanese is admirable to say the least. It's one of those places where you know you'll be back.