Michael Christopher Brown, Five Photographs From the Series ”Libya,” (2011)

A gaggle of men walk across the desert sand. Some are armed, others walk along anyway. The group is headed toward an indistinct form in the horizon; there may be a town there, and perhaps smoke, or is it haze? A lone utility pole seems to point the way, but it also seems vaguely absurd, a stick holding up an invisible line In the midst of a barren desert and endless sky. Are these action photos, landscape photos or…what? Are we seeing revolution or something essentially aimless?