Four years since the fall of the Gaddafi regime in October 2011, Libya is experiencing unprecedented political and military instability accompanied by a vast humanitarian crisis. Enduring battles particularly affect the city of Benghazi, though the metropolitan area of Tripoli and the coast leading up to the Tunisian border are also regular sites of armed conflict. In addition, air raids are frequently carried out in Sirte, Derna and Western Libya. The Tripoli International Airport (TIP) closed in July 2014. Given the scope of destruction, a resumption of air traffic is not in sight.
Chaos and Unrest
Representing the dramatic and complex reality in the region has become an increasingly challenging task. The Carmignac Photojournalism Award sets out to support a photojournalist in researching and creating an in-depth project on Libya – a country about whose situation we currently receive little or no photographic information. An expert jury chaired by Brett Rogers, Director of the Photographers' Gallery in London, will meet in November 2015 to select the winning candidate.
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