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.