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….”
Here is the link of the video, check it out!
(via The Wall Street Journal)