It’s not about guns – it’s about educating people

David Lomeling used to be a child soldier in South Sudan’s SPLA – then he became a journalist.

In the summer of 2012, as I taught a hands-on photojournalism course to reporters at Radio Miraya in South Sudan, David told me about his remarkable story.

As part of the training, I accompanied a couple of the journalists into the field to practice their skills. We interviewed the Ugandan colonel in charge of the hunt for the LRA’s Joseph Kony, and we travelled to a remote refugee camp on the border of Sudan.

Below is a short photo-essay on my time at Radio Miraya.