Michael Christopher Brown
Artist’s Book
2017 ICP Infinity Awards

Michael Christopher Brown grew up in the Skagit Valley, a pastoral farming community of Washington State, but as a young man, found himself in the heat of middle-east conflict, filming and photographing war in Libya. His book, Libyan Sugar, is a record (shot primarily on an iPhone) of his wartime experiences, including the death of two colleagues and the near loss of his own life in a mortar blast, and explores the ethical distance between photographer and subject in life-and-death situations.