The Before Project

In the last decade Carsten ten Brink has travelled extensively and several of the countries he visited have since undergone major political upheavals - such as an uprising, civil war, or "Arab Spring" - or catastrophic natural disasters.
His "Before Project" will result in a series of photographic books documenting life in the country or region before it underwent the upheaval or disaster.
Two photobooks were published in 2015 (Volume I: Mali and Volume II: Libya) and further volumes will be produced in 2016