Picture Story: Ghosts of the Libyan Civil War

February 1, 2013

By David Walker

© Mads Nissen

A residential boulevard in Libya, destroyed and deserted after the civil war there. To see more images, click on the Photo Gallery link below.

Images of the aftermath of war typically focus on civilians struggling to resume their lives, but Danish photographer Mads Nissen took a different approach when he returned to photograph Libya a year after the violent overthrow of dictator Muammar Qaddafi. Nissen shot a haunting series of large-format images of scenes of destruction—most of it residential—absent all of the people. The...

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