Libyan Battle Trucks


Abdul and Waled, near Ajdabiya, Libya

On February 15, 2011, Libyans began to protest against Qaddafi’s 41-year-old dictatorship. Qaddafi’s response was to send his army to attack the protesters. In response the civilian population began to arm itself and fight back. Central to this insurgency was the “Technical” – essentially a flatbed truck mounted with weapons. In May when Qaddafi had gone into hiding, I travelled with Amber to photograph the trucks. We set-up the camera at the last check point, on the road to the front line, where Amber ran out to stop them, before they went into battle.

Photographed for COLORS Magazine.