These photographs were taken on the sea air and ocean sprayed walls of the Benghazi courthouse and justice rooms between March and April 2011. Over the course of the uprising and revolution in Libya, from its early days in February to the eventual capture and death of Colonel Gaddafi, the people of Benghazi posted pictures of their sons, fathers, uncles and brothers on the walls in the hope that someone might recognise a face. A face that had not returned from war with Chad in the 1970's; a face that might not have been seen since the police came to the house to ask questions in 1996; or perhaps a face not seen since the young man went to the frontline in March and April, fighting to defend their home and family. This archive of images seeks to highlight the very human struggle of Libya's 42-year search for answers about those who dared to stand up and resist.
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