Her Voice Counts
Nadia El Bergli, 28, is the manager of "Grains of Hope" which was created on the 1st of July. The group is comprised predominantly of women who make food for the rebels on the front line, approximately 300 meals a day. In addition, they also collect money and clothes for families whose houses were destroyed during the intense fighting in Misrata.Nadia's younger brother Abdel Adem was detained by troops loyal to Colonel Muammar Gaddafi on April 4th. She holds a collage that she made depicting her brothers time in detention. "I used photos from Misrata to tell the story. I made the walls of the prison, and the green grass in the corner is his hope, like seeing beyond the walls. These are photos of him taken before he was captured, we remembered him with these pictures." Nadia's brother was released on August 20th after rebels entered Tripoli. "He liked the painting so much. He was surprised to see it and had a large smile on his face. He said it was like a precious gift."
Images © 2011. Portfolio design by Neon Sky.