A Collection Of

Publications And Articles


Aug. 16, 2012
An iPhone in the DRC

For its first ever Wireless Issue, TIME commissioned photographer Michael Christopher Brown to photograph the mineral mines of the Democratic Republic of Congo with his iPhone.

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National Geographic

Jul. 2011
Young, Angry & Wired

Armed with cell phones, social media, and sometimes just sheer determination, youth from North Africa to the Middle East are struggling to take ownership of their future. Captured on a cell phone.

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Oct. 28, 2015

Meet the Millennial Musicians Behind Jamaica’s New Movement. After more than two decades of being dismissed as music for parents and tourists, roots reggae is relevant again in Jamaica.

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Dec. 9, 2015
The Deported

Uprooted from his life and family in the United States, a Honduran deportee returns to the country that he tried so hard to escape. The threat of deportation did not subside with time. You just had more to lose.

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And Selected

Interviews And Reviews


Apr. 25, 2016
Photographing War

Libyan Sugar is about the Libyan revolution. Then again, in many ways, it’s not. It’s about being a photographer and bearing witness to life-changing events. It’s about family and the lengths people go to in order to test themselves.

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Aug. 24, 2015
Darkest Moments

Photographer Michael Christopher Brown traveled by car into Libya with a digital camera in his hand and adventure in his heart. He intended to document an uprising, but as it escalated, he wanted — no, needed — to experience armed conflict

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Witness: Libya

There were values I identified with as an American, like freedom and democracy, and there was a sort of mysteriousness about Libya which attracted me, partly because the country was largely closed to the world under the 42-year dictatorship of Gaddafi.

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May. 27, 2015

He became more of a public name by accident. Shortly after arriving in Libya to cover the insurrection which would eventually topple Muammar Gaddafi, Brown dropped his camera. He made do as best he could and reported with his iPhone.

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