This post is dedicated to the people of Libya.
It’s been two years since the ‘official’ start of the revolution that put an end of 40+ years of Gaddafi rule. Looking at the images of celebration earlier, I was overcome with nostalgia and wondered what had come of some of the people I’d met there.
Less than a year ago, I spent nearly a month in Libya as preparations for national elections were wrapping up. I was there to work in my capacity as a producer, but this was my first overseas trip with the 5D I’d recently bought. Needless to say, I was quite keen on using it whenever I could.
Pictured below are some of the people I met along the way. With the exception of the first two children, I know that everyone you see here had their lives radically changed by what was set in motion two years ago. They include displaced children from Tawergha, ex-rebels (most of whom were then in charge of security in the capital), an amazing artist, a father and son whose dinner invitation I had to refuse, and the daughter of a couple who asked me to take her picture.