The walls around Libya's streets have gone through an evolution since 2011. First there was the explosion of colorful, revolutionary and politically motivated drawings, paintings and slogans. Later the art slowly began to disappear, painted or whitewashed over as Libya changed. For a while, graffiti was replaced with political posters for elections of the past.... they were left on the walls to slowly disintegrate and disappear.
Here and there new artistic graffiti can be seen, especially in public areas or under bridges, but much of the graffiti today are spray painted slogans that have been quickly scrawled across the rough broken walls and decaying abandoned vehicles and shipping containers.
Libyan blogger, Malak Altaeb posted last January about some of the graffiti and slogans found around Libya. The Arabic is translated below each image. The writing says a lot about what Libyans are facing now. You can almost feel the anguish and despair.
"We didn't participate in the destruction of our homeland, we didn't"
"Our reality has corrupted our future"
"There are people here who need to live."
Please visit Malak's post to to view the complete collection. You can find the link here:
Posted with permission of Malak Altaeb.