By Luis Sinco, Los Angeles Times
When you no longer flinch at the sound of gunfire, even as it thunders just a few inches away, you kind of get the feeling that it’s time to go. “You are not even scared,” said my driver Ali, shaking his head. “They are shooting very close and you don’t jump.”
Yes, it’s crazy, but you get used to it. Everybody shoots all the time, and after a while even the deep thump of antiaircraft artillery doesn’t faze. My main concern was to file some photos as soon as possible. ...
Pullitzer prize winning war photographer John Moore is no stranger to scenes of conflict. As a photographer for the Associated Press and now Getty Images, John has covered almost all the major wars and conflicts in the last 20 years. This video is an interview with him about his last 6 weeks work in Libya, Egypt and Bahrain. The images he has returned with are nothing short of stunning.Getty War Photographer Talks of His Time in Libya, Egypt and Bahrain
the travel photog...The current upheavals in the Near and Middle East are providing substantial opportunities for photojournalists and conflict photographers to report on the latest battles, revolts and revolutions.Here's a 6 minutes video interview of photographer John Moore who has just returned from Egypt and Libya as well as Bahrain, where he witnessed the uprisings first hand. This is a must-see for all emerging photojournalists and conflict photographers.From the PBS NewHour blog: Photographer John Moore is no ... John Moore: Libya, Egypt & Bahrain
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Pro and anti-Gadhafi (R) protesters fight on the street in front of the Arab League headquarters in Cairo on Monday, March 21.
Elena Grothe says:Reuters reports that a group of protesters angry about international intervention in the war in Libya started a scuffle and blocked the path of U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, as he left a meeting at the Arab League in Cairo.
For more on the situation in Libya read here. Slideshow here.Libya conflict: Scuffle outside the Arab League headquarters in Cairo
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Issa Mahmoud, 14, practises with a punching bag during a boxing training session in Libya on June 27, 2012. Boxing, which was banned in 1979 by former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, has made a comeback with five boxing clubs to train at in Tripoli.
.Boxing returns to Libya
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foto8Almost Dawn in Libya an exhibition of photojournalism in Libya speaks of loss, sacrifice, reconstruction, reconciliation and the part that photojournalism plays in all our futures. Almost Dawn in Libya
LIGHTSTALKERSPublic Radio International’s America Abroad, a monthly documentary show on international affairs, is seeking a photo essay or other visual content for its website, related to its upcoming show about the future of NATO. To that end, we’re hoping to find a photographer or media producer in Afghanistan, Libya, Serbia, Kosovo, or elsewhere NATO has had a major impact recently, to put together a photo essay or other multimedia content (video, etc.) to be featured on our website. We’re seeking a real ... Seeking photo essay - Libya, Afghanistan, NATO
LIGHTSTALKERSPublic Radio International's America Abroad, a monthly documentary show on international affairs, is seeking a photo essay or other visual content for its website, related to its upcoming show about the future of NATO. To that end, we're hoping to find a photographer or media producer in Afghanistan, Libya, Serbia, Kosovo, or elsewhere NATO has had a major impact recently, to put together a photo essay or other multimedia content (video, etc.) to be featured on our website. We're seeking a real ... Seeking photo essay - Libya, Afghanistan, NATO
The body of a white male found recently with a camera lens in a mass grave in eastern Libya could be that of photojournalist Anton Hammerl, the Huffington Post reports. Hammerl was shot by troops loyal to deposed dictator Muammar Qaddafi on April 5, 2011, according to other journalists who were traveling with him at the time.
Those journalists were captured and detained for several weeks, and reported Hammerl’s death after their release.
The Huffington Post says that Peter Bouckaert, the emergencies ...Anton Hammerl’s Remains May Have Been Unearthed in Libya
Photos by Manu Brabo / AP
The headstone of A.J. M. Barbe, a soldier of pioneer corps who died Jan. 25, 1943 is seen broken at the Commonwealth Benghazi War Cemetery.
Graves of British soldiers who fought and died during the North African desert battles of WWII were recently desecrated by a mob of angry Libyans. Local reports claimed that Islamists, angered by the recent burning of a Quran at a NATO military base in Afghanistan, are to blame. Libya's national transitional government has apologized for ...WWII tombstones desecrated in Libya in response to Quran burning
Dark storm clouds and a raging sea greeted the photographer Bryan Denton when he first arrived in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi. It was the afternoon of Feb. 24, 2011, just days after the city’s residents had expelled troops and officials loyal to Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi, marking the birth of Libya’s uprising.
Thousands of jubilant Libyans thronged outside the Benghazi courthouse on the city’s seaside corniche. A stiff wind lifted a fine mist of ocean spray into the air. Mr. Denton was overwhelmed ...Almost Dawn in Libya: A Shared War
By Darrin Zammit Lupi
When the Arab Spring got underway late in 2010, few of us imagined it would spread to Libya with any tangible effect. To those of us of my generation here in Malta, Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was the bogeyman – he’d always been there lurking not too far from our shores – Libya is less than 350 km to the south of the island, and Gaddafi was a frequent visitor and close friend of the Maltese government in the 70s, my childhood years.
A year later, when I look back on the events ...Watching Libya from Malta
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Photographer Guy Martin, who survived an April rocket attack in Misrata, Libya that killed colleagues Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros, will hold an exhibition of his images from the “Arab Spring” next week.
The exhibition, which is being held at University College Falmouth in Falmouth, UK, on view from January 10–January 14, 2012, includes photographs Martin made in Egypt and Libya between January and April 2011. Titled “Shifting Sands,” the show will also feature a conversation between Martin ...Survivor of Libya Rocket Attack Guy Martin Opens Exhibition
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U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, thrid from left, U.S. Ambassador to Libya Gene Cretz, second from left, and Gen. Carter Ham, Commander of U.S. Africa Command, left, bow their heads during the wreath laying ceremony at the grave site of 13 U.S. Navy sailors at the Protestant Cemetery in Tripoli, Libya, Dec. 17.
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U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Libyan Prime Minister Abd al-Rheem Al-Keeb greet one another during their joint news conference ...Panetta becomes first Pentagon chief to visit Libya