Libya/Imprisoned by Brothers
PhotographerGiorgos Moutafis
PrizeBronze in Press / People/Personality
Entry Description

Libya/Zliten/September 2011.Former Gaddafi soldiers and loyalists, are seen captured and held in the prison at the city of Zliten. Many are men in their teens and early twenties who said they joined Gaddafiâs army for money and because of a propaganda that made them believe they were defending their country against gangs and terrorists. They are now in overcrowded prisons all over Libya and no justice system has yet been established to process their cases. These thousands of Gaddafi loyalists face retribution, unfounded accusations and an uncertain future.Giorgos Moutafis

About Photographer

Giorgos born in Athens - Greece (1977) had his first encounter with photography at the 18+ Photography Team in 2006 and graduated from the Focus School of Art Photography in 2007. Today, based in Athens, he works as a photojournalist for some of the most renowned Greek magazines. His work has been published in Newsweek,Time, New Yorker,Foto8, Panorama, Die Zeit, Der Spiegel,Guardian,International Herald Tribune ,The New York Times,Courrier International. In 2009 he got the first prize in the Young Greek Photographers Contest and he was the finalist in Luis Valtuena Humanitarian competition. In the same year, he was also nominated for the Joop Swart Master Class. In 2010, he won the 1st prize in the Vilnius Photo Festival. His work has been presented in the Lodz Photo Festival, in the Photography Days Istanbul and in the Humankind - New York Photo Festival. Giorgos has worked in Libya,Kosovo, Gaza Strip, Turkey, Egypt, Tunisia,South Sudan and Haiti