Photojournalist Jonathan Levinson recently spent time in Libya documenting the rebel forces. In this photo essay, he shows how the rebels are reusing old weapons. Here, a silhouette designed for target practice is painted with the colors of the rebel flag and staked on top of a berm at a checkpoint in the Nafusa Mountains in western Libya.
A Libyan rebel poses with his antique bolt-action rifle. He said that it was an American-made 1911; it is actually an Italian-made Carcano. That rifle was most widely used during World War II but can still be found in use in western Libya.
"What emerged as a running theme," says Levinson, "was the level of ingenuity ... which has survived even in the face of food shortages and the obvious hardships." Here, an improvised shelter is seen at a rebel checkpoint in the Nafusa Mountains.
"I hope my pictures convey not just the creative use of weapons and vehicles, surreal surroundings, and the still high morale, but also the power of a popular uprising," Levinson says. Here, the Dahiba border crossing between Libya and Tunisia.