Photographing Conflict: Libya’s Uprising and the Refugee Crisis

Determined to document the Libyan conflict in 2011, photojournalist Lynsey Addario snuck into Libya through Egypt—without a visa—with some fellow journalists. Well aware of the risk of being caught by Qaddafi's forces, Addario continued to move forward with the rebels on the frontline in Ajdabiya so she could get the most recent reporting on the uprising. By the time the journalists fled they were forced directly into one of Qaddafi's checkpoints and surrounded by gunfire. After her release, Addario decided to focus her lens on the refugee crisis.

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