Marcus Bleasdale has now spent ten years covering the brutal conflict within the borders of the Democratic Republic of Congo. This work was published in his book “One Hundred Years of Darkness," which was recognized as one of the best photojournalism books of the year by Photo District News in the USA. His new book, “The Rape of a Nation,” was published by Mets and Schilt in 2009. Bleasdale is widely published in the UK, Europe and the USA in publications such as The Sunday Times Magazine, The Telegraph Magazine, Geo, Stern, The New Yorker, TIME, Newsweek and National Geographic Magazine. He was awarded the Anthropographia Award for Human Rights and Photography in 2010, the Hansel Meith Prize for journalism in Germany and his new book was given the best book prize by POYi in 2010.