• A toy shop on the outskirts of Benghazi.
  • A parking lot in Benghazi.
  • Young Libyan men stand in line to get to the frontline and fight against Gaddafi's troops.
  • NATO's bombing campaign is seen along the main road between Benghazi and Ajdabiya.
  • Two men examines the hole in the wall to the secret underground prison in the Katiba.
  • A large women demonstration in Benghazi.
  • Burned criminal records in the ravaged Police Station in Bengazi.
  • Another freedom fighter returning from the frontline in a coffin.
  • Airborne in the No fly zone.
  • At the Katiba.
  • New Horizons in front of the freedom fighters headquarter in Benghazi's old courthouse.
  • Art.
  • Strength in numbers.
  • A family takes an evening stroll in the new found freedom of Benghazi's old town.
  • A truck with freedom fighters on the road shortly before Ajdabiya.
  • A toy shop on the outskirts of Benghazi.
  • A parking lot in Benghazi.
  • Young Libyan men stand in line to get to the frontline and fight against Gaddafi's troops.
  • NATO's bombing campaign is seen along the main road between Benghazi and Ajdabiya.
  • Two men examines the hole in the wall to the secret underground prison in the Katiba.
  • A large women demonstration in Benghazi.
  • Burned criminal records in the ravaged Police Station in Bengazi.
  • Another freedom fighter returning from the frontline in a coffin.
  • Airborne in the No fly zone.
  • At the Katiba.
  • New Horizons in front of the freedom fighters headquarter in Benghazi's old courthouse.
  • Art.
  • Strength in numbers.
  • A family takes an evening stroll in the new found freedom of Benghazi's old town.
  • A truck with freedom fighters on the road shortly before Ajdabiya.

Free Libya

2011

Like other photographers captivated by the events in North Africa and the Middle East, I was keen to get to Libya to document the uprising against the Gaddafi regime first hand. Though I couldn’t be there in the first weeks of the fast-moving and often chaotic conflict, my short trip in May 2011 took me to the rebel held city of Benghazi where some form of tense normality had returned to daily life.
Due to the birth of my firstborn, I was grounded in Denmark when the Arab Spring started to unfold. Tunisia first, then Egypt, and finally Libya. So for me to travel to Northern Africa three months into the revolution in Libya was a chance to experience the historic events first hand.