Desert locusts thriving after fall of Gadhafi
A lack of organize pest control operations in Libya has put not only its own farms at risk, but the farms of nearby countries as well.
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Akakos Region at Libyan Great Desert. by Bashar Shglila
This is the photograph for which Rémi Ochlik, the 28-year-old French photojournalist killed in Homs this morning, won first prize in the general news category of this year’s World Press Photo awards. Taken in Ras Lanuf, Libya, it shows a revolutionary fighter resting in front of the flag.
Exodus From Libya
Photojournalist Chris de Bode has photographed an exodus, a line of people on the move from a place in which they could no longer stay to a destination unknown or even nonexistent. To cover the spectacle of the mass departure of Bangladeshi migrant workers from Libya, he took nearly 500 photos in a single day and found an artistic strategy that utilized the repetition and relentlessness that characterized his imagery of the human train.
(via Foam Magazine)
The Video of Libyan Exodus
Over the past five years or so, more and more still photographers are expanding their repertoires to include motion based work. This video, co-produced by Panos Picture Agency and photographer Chris de Bode is an example of a photographer making use of still images within the video format.
Chris de Bode:
“I went on assignment for the Dutch Refugee Foundation, to the Libyan border in Tunisia and witnessed on the 4th of March an exodus of people fleeing the war in Libya. There were a lot of photographers working there. I wondered what I could add to all the pics made that day. I decided to stand still like a tripod shooting all people passing by and recorded the sound of the rolling wheels from suitcases, passing cars and footsteps. That same night I made a collage of 81 pictures which was published in various newspapers. I could do a small movie later. Later I realized that the whole event could be used as a metaphor for all people in the world fleeing violence, disaster etc….”
(via The Wall Street Journal)
Conflict interactive for Libya. The AP has an awesome interactive graphic that lets you track the progress of the revolution from February 20th until today, as well as providing info on refugee numbers, NATO airbases, international reactions, the history of Gaddhafi’s rule, and other important info. It’s basically everything you ever wanted to know about the past six months of war in Libya in one clean, appealing highly-interactive visual.
Fireworks explode as people gather near the courthouse in Benghazi, on August 22, 2011 to celebrate the entry of rebel fighters into Tripoli. Jubilant rebel fighters streamed into the heart of Tripoli as Muammar Qaddafi’s forces collapsed and crowds took to the streets to celebrate, tearing down posters of the Libyan leader.
Photo by Reuters/Esam Al-Fetori via In Focus
British journalist Tim Hetherington dies in Libya
A British journalist has been killed while covering the conflict in the besieged Libyan city of Misrata.
Tim Hetherington, co-director of Oscar-nominated documentary Restrepo, reportedly died in a mortar attack, which injured three other journalists.
The Arab League called on the United Nations Security Council to impose a no-fly zone over Libya to stop air attacks by forces loyal to Muammar Qaddafi, Egyptian state television reported.