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Libyan Sugar

Michael Christopher Brown's first book is both a record of the 2011 Libyan Revolution and also a young man's personal journey going to war for the first time

Michael Christopher Brown

Michael Christopher Brown | Libyan Sugar Between Tobruk and Benghazi. On the desert highway. Libya. 2011. © Michael Christopher Brown | Magnum Photos
Michael Christopher Brown | Libyan Sugar Men in back of truck. Libya. March 6, 2011. © Michael Christopher Brown | Magnum Photos
Michael Christopher Brown | Libyan Sugar Man with machete. Libya. March 5, 2011. © Michael Christopher Brown | Magnum Photos
Michael Christopher Brown | Libyan Sugar Youth guarding the courthouse. Benghazi, Libya. 2011. © Michael Christopher Brown | Magnum Photos
Michael Christopher Brown | Libyan Sugar On a truck heading to a funeral. Benghazi, Libya. 2011. © Michael Christopher Brown | Magnum Photos
Michael Christopher Brown | Libyan Sugar At a morgue, he was killed during fighting in Benghazi.Benghazi, Libya. March 20, 2011. © Michael Christopher Brown | Magnum Photos
Michael Christopher Brown | Libyan Sugar By the coast. Benghazi, Libya April 14, 2011. © Michael Christopher Brown | Magnum Photos
Michael Christopher Brown | Libyan Sugar Learning about antiaircraft weaponry at a captured government army base. Benghazi, Libya. March 1, 2011. © Michael Christopher Brown | Magnum Photos
Michael Christopher Brown | Libyan Sugar Photographer Michael Christopher Brown at Hikma hospital after being hit by the mortar. Misrata, Libya. April 20, 2011. © Michael Christopher Brown | Magnum Photos
Michael Christopher Brown | Libyan Sugar Remains of a body, at Abu Salim Hospital. Tripoli, Libya. August 28, 2011. © Michael Christopher Brown | Magnum Photos
Michael Christopher Brown | Libyan Sugar Massacre of Revolutionaries at the Yarmouk Government army base. after Revolutionaries entered Tripoli, several areas of the city were still occupied by Gaddafi’s forces, including this warehouse a (...)
Michael Christopher Brown | Libyan Sugar Sunlight pores through an artillery hole created by Revolutionary fire. Gaddafi previously hosted heads of state in this room. Ouagadougou conference center. Sirte, Libya. October 14, 2011. © Michael Christopher Brown | Magnum Photos
Michael Christopher Brown | Libyan Sugar Man holding child. Libya. April 19, 2011. © Michael Christopher Brown | Magnum Photos
Michael Christopher Brown | Libyan Sugar A visitor to Bab Al-Azizia, Gaddafi’s base and home in Tripoli, weeps from relief. Tripoli, Libya. 2011. © Michael Christopher Brown | Magnum Photos
Michael Christopher Brown | Libyan Sugar Lion at the Zoo. Tripoli, Libya. 2011. © Michael Christopher Brown | Magnum Photos
Michael Christopher Brown | Libyan Sugar Al-Razi Psychiatric Hospital. A patient from the Nafusa mountains. At one point, while inside the Hospital, a patient locked in a room told me, "Come inside and I will show you Gaddafi." Tripoli, L (...)

Libyan Sugar is a road trip through a war zone, detailed through photographs, journal entries and written correspondences with family and colleagues.

The book reveals Michael Christopher Brown’s experience of that age-old desire to get as close as possible to a conflict to discover something about war and something about himself—perhaps a certain definition of life and death.