Blood is smeared on the bed of a parked vehicle in Ajdabiya, Libya, in April 2011. Photographer Michael Christopher Brown's upcoming book, "Libyan Sugar," contains Brown's photos from the Libyan revolution that toppled Moammar Gadhafi. The shots were taken on his phone because he dropped his camera just days after arriving. "Libyan Sugar" also includes Brown's journal entries, text messages and other electronic conversations he had with friends and family.
People mourn for their fallen brother outside a mosque in Ajdabiya in March 2011. The trip to Libya was Brown's first experience in armed conflict.
Bloody handprints stain a former secret police cell inside an elementary school in Tripoli, Libya, in August 2011.
A dead fighter, who was also a fixer for foreign journalists, lies on a gurney in Misrata, Libya, in April 2011. That morning, Brown said, he was originally supposed to accompany the fighter to the front lines.
A side street in Misrata in April 2011.
Two of Brown's colleagues -- Guillermo Cervera, left, and Tim Hetherington -- prepare to sleep in Misrata in April 2011.