Leptis Manga, Libya | July 18, 2012
Self identified Islamist and competitive handballer Fatah Rajeb, who lived and studied in Italy for five years before returning to Libya, works out in the Roman ruins of Leptis Manga. Libyans hope that with the birth of a new democratic nation and with the right balance of their conservative Islamic values, the tourism industry in Libya will again flourish.
For the next week, conflict photographer Ben Lowy will be shooting from Libya on the first-ever photojournalism inspired Hipstamatic lens — and posting exclusively to Tumblr. Check out Lowy’s Tumblr and Storyboard for more. (All photos by Benjamin Lowy/Getty Reportage)
UPDATE: Check out the Poynter piece on the project.