3/5/2011 Bin Jawad, Libya
An Anti-Qaddafi fighter armed with an Kalashnikov assault rifle cleared an area near the front line, in Bin Jawad, on March 5, 2011. The next day, forces loyal to Col. Qaddafi would launch a counter-attack that would ultimately see the rebels pushed back to the gates of Benghazi.
2/26/2011 Benghazi, Libya
A young woman cry's and hugs her father, a defecting Libyan soldier who is staying in Benghazi, before boarding a ferry for evacuation to Tunis.
4/6/2011 New Brega, Libya
Anti-Qaddafi rebel fighters fired rockets towards Pro-Qaddafi military positions near the oil refinery in Brega. The Brega frontline would remain static for much of the 6-month revolution.
3/6/2011 Bin Jawad, Libya
Anti-Qaddafi rebels made their evening prayers as artillery rounds fired by Pro-Qaddafi forces explode nearby in the background, near Bin Jawad.
8/23/2011, Tripoli, Libya
Libyan rebels battled cells of Qaddafi loyalists in the Souk al-Thalatha district, near the front gates of Bab al-Azizia, as anti-Qaddafi forces made their final assault on the embattled dictators compound.
4/15/2011 Misurata, Libya
A doctor desperately tried to do heart compressions on a man who was fatally wounded in heavy fighting in the city, and was bleeding heavily when he was brought to the Hikma hospital, during the seige of the city by Qaddafi loyalist forces.
4/29/2011 Misurata, Libya
During the seige of the city, Smoke billowed from a shoe factor on the frontline near the airport, with the bombed out remains of buildings on Tripoli Street in the foreground, in Misurata.
5/2/2011 Misurata, Libya
A Rebel metal worker welded a steel armor plate into place that will be attached to the front of the technical pictured, at a workshop in Misurata. Rebel forces in Misurata had been fighting for almost two months with whatever weapons they were able to loot or capture from Qaddafi’s forces. As part of the war effort to defend their city against attack, a small industry of weapons workshops sprung up in discreet locations around the city—modifying pickup trucks with armor, and welding crew serve weapons turrets into the flatbeds. Crews worked long hours, evolving their craft through the machinations of war hoping to constantly improve the capabilities of the fighters on the frontlines.
5/10/2011 Misurata, Libya
A captured pro-Qaddafi forces fighter washed before prayer at a rebel detention facility in Misurata, during the siege. A wall tapestry of Col. Qaddafi had been placed as a door-matt for those entering and exiting the restroom—a profound insult in Arab culture.
5/5/2011 Misurata, Libya
A rebel gravedigger buried a long row of pro-Qaddafi government troops killed in fighting in the city of Misurata, during the siege. As fighting continued in the besieged coastal city of Misurata, Rebel forces buried the bodies of their enemies in a sea-side cemetery, amid sand dunes, interning each body in a numbered grave, and cataloguing their belongings at a secondary location.
7/5/2011 Kikla, Nafusa Mountains, Libya
A young rebel slept with his sniper rifle at a makeshift rebel military facility in Kikla, during the summer of 2011, when anti-Qaddafi forces were preparing for their final assault on the coastal city of Zawiya.
8/17/2011 Zawiya, Libya
A dead pro-Qaddafi fighter lay beneath a medical shroud in an orchard next to a makeshift clinic near the rebel frontline in Zawiya, Libya, as rebels continued their push towards the Libyan capital, Tripoli.
8/23/2011, Tripoli, Libya
Libyan residents of Tripoli stormed through the Bab al-Azizia compound in search of weapons, as rebel forces finally breached it’s gates, burning structures and sifting through the cloistered private life of deposed dictator Col. Muammar Qaddafi.
8/23/2011, Tripoli, Libya
Rebels celebrated on top of a statue of a fist crushing an Ameircan plane—a well known landmark on Qaddafi’s Bab al-Azizia compound.
1/28/2012 Misurata, Libya
A man from Tawaraga, currently imprisoned at a prison in Misurata's former internal security building reads the koran on his cot in a large open cellblock. The prisoners were under the care of a Salafi Sheikh and his followers who have been recognized as fair compassionate, if underprepared and equipped for the task of housing the nearly 950 former Qaddafi soldiers and suspected loyalists they're charged with. conditions in other prisons is thought to be much worse, with reports of torture at the hands of rebels seeking confessions to the crimes of rape and theft being common.
1/27/2012 Misurata, Libya
A young child is held up, under the talons of a large metal sculpture of an eagle that was previously an iconic fixture at Qaddafi's Bab al-Azizia fortress in Tripoli, which the Misurata rebels fought they're way into, looting iconic objects such as this one, and bringing them back to Misurata. Many in Libya are beginning to worry that Misurata's perceived arrogance and refusal to give up it's weapons could lead to conflict between armed groups if tensions grow.
3/7/2011 Ras Lanuf, Libya
Anti-Gaddafi rebels warmed themselves by a fire in the early morning near the frontlines outside of Ras Lanuf, Libya. The previous day, forces loyal to Muammar al-Gaddafi launched a forceful counterattack, halting the rebels’ rapid advance along the coast.
4/18/2011 Aboard the Ionian Star, Off the Coast of Libya
An evacuated migrant worker from NIgeria, his eyes closed, takes a moment to reflect aboard the passenger ferry Ionian Spirit, as it sails from Misurata to Benghazi, Monday.
8/26/2011 Tripoli, Libya
A Libyan man peered into a cell in the Abu Salim Prison, in the Abu Salim neighborhood of Tripoli, following it's liberation by anti-Gaddafi rebels during the previous days.
In the Abu Salim district, residents and rebels surveyed the infamous Abu Salim prison, where the 1996 massacre of nearly 1200 people by Qaddafi military forces took place. Elsewhere, the Abu Salim Trauma center, located on the southern side of the Tripoli Zoo, was the scene of carnage as at least 40 bodies in various states of decomposition from the rebel and Qaddafi loyalist sides lay scattered on gurneys throughout the facility.
9/1/2011, Outside Sadaada, Libya
Rebels smoked a water pipe in the shade at the last checkpoint on the road between Misurata and Sirte, Thursday.
9/7/2011, Tawaraga, Libya
A view of a street in Tawaraga, which was abandoned by residents as rebels from Misurata advanced, due to fears of reprisals against them. It was rumored during the fighting in MIsrata that Qaddafi loyalists from Tawaraga had been taking prisoners, and captured women from Misurata to Tawaraga, and raping them.