Photojournalist Guy Martin will be sharing his experience of covering the recent political and historical events in Libya. He initially began to document the revolutions sweeping through the Middle East and North Africa circa January 2011and brought back images from Egypt, before focusing on the civil war in Libya from the East to the besieged Western city of Misrata circa April 2011.
In this talk, he will discuss the photographs of the Libyan men that had adorned the walls of the courthouse in Benghazi during the spring and summer of 2011; because, over the course of the Libyan revolution, the locals were found to be posting pictures of missing sons, fathers, uncles, cousins, brothers and friends in the hope that someone might recognise a face.
This presentation is part of the ‘Retracing A Disappearing Landscape’ multidisciplinary exhibition’s parallel programme. The aim of this is to delve deeper into some of the pertinent topics relating to Libya’s artistic, intellectual, cultural and historical landscapes, especially those that come up in the viewing of the exhibition and interaction with the installations.