19 images Created 10 Jun 2021
George went back to Libya nine months after the death of Gaddafi to document a country trying to reinvent itself after forty-two years of dictatorship. He got an unusual permit to fly his motorized paraglider and make aerial photographs of well-preserved Greek and Roman ruins, destroyed oilfields, and the extraordinary oasis town of Ghadames. George found a country that was optimistic in its quest for democracy and freedom, but unsure of exactly what those concepts mean. While destruction and burned-out tanks were everywhere, so were native gentleness and generosity. The Libyans had won what they fought for, they found themselves emerging into an uncertain future.