The Death of Colonel Gaddafi

The Death of Colonel Gaddafi

55" x 33”
Archival print

On October 20, 2011, Muammar Gaddafi1 (born Muammar Muhammad Abu Minyar al-Gaddafi c. 1940–1943) was killed by the NATO supported National Transitional Coucil (NTC) in the outskirts of Sirte, Libya.

Gaddafi ruled Libya as Revolutionary Chairman and Brotherly Leader from 1977 to 2011. In a bloodless coup d'etat in 1969, the Free Officers Movement, with Gaddafi as their leader, formed an anti-imperialist Islamic socialist republic for 34 years, but NATO support of opposition forces gave rise to an 8 month civil war and his depostion.

The image is composed from approximately 200 manipulated stills from various recordings made by Misrata militia soldiers.

1 - Gaddafi, Gadhafi, or Qaddafi (Arabic: قذافي‎, Qaḏḏāfī) - the Libyan tribe derived name.