Peter Tobia is a freelance photographer based in Philadelphia. He is a former staff photographer for the Philadelphia Inquirer, where he covered local, national, and international assignments for 15 years. He has produced stories in Somalia, Sierra Leone, India, and the Niger Delta, as well as in Pakistan and Afghanistan after 9/11. His work has been recognized by The Society of Professional Journalists, Knight Ridder Excellence Awards, National Headliners Award, and Pictures of the Year.