Free Libya

Ajdabiya, Libya

A loyalist soldier killed in a NATO airstrike on the Western outskirts of Ajdabiya. March 2011.

The Libyan revolution started in mid-February, at the peak of the 2011 ‘Arab Spring’. What began as an isolated street protest in Benghazi, Libya’s second-largest city, escalated into a call for regime change. Yet as the insurgency progressed, life was put on hold. Schools and universities remained closed, government salaries were not paid, and banks opened just one day a week. The revolution that started with such fervor had turned to stalemate. Despite the troubles, people continued normal life as best they could. But there was tension in the air. The threat of Gaddafi loyalist infiltrators was a constant source of rumor and worry.


Ajdabiya, Libya

Ivor Prickett (28) is an Irish documentary photographer, currently based in the Middle East. He holds a degree in documentary photography from the University of Wales, Newport. With a particular interest in post-war situations, Ivor has worked on a number of projects throughout the Balkans and more recently the Caucasus. His clients include The Sunday Times Magazine, Telegraph magazine and Stern. Among his awards are the Ian Parry Scholarship, the BJP/Nikon Endframe Award and the National Portrait Gallery’s Godfrey Argent Award.

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