The Aftermath Project 2010 Grants
Sara Terry is the the amazing photographic force behind The Aftermath Project. A non-profit organization and an umbrella for workshops, conferences, exhibitions, grants, and publications, the organization is “committed to telling the other half of the story of conflict — the story of what it takes for individuals to learn to live again, to rebuild destroyed lives and homes, to restore civil societies, to address the lingering wounds of war while struggling to create new avenues for peace.”
The Aftermath Project is an outcome of photographer and writer Sara Terry’s five-year-long project, “Aftermath: Bosnia’s Long Road to Peace,” about the aftermath of the 1992-95 war in Bosnia and Hercegovina. She completed her work in 2005, convinced that a broader public understanding and discussion of aftermath issues was crucial in a world where the media regularly covers war, but rarely covers the stories that follow the aftermath of violence and destruction. Sara founded The Aftermath Project as a way to help photographers tell these crucial stories.
Last year’s winners included a $25,000 grant to Asim Rafiqui, who explored the idea of religious and cultureal pluralism as resistance to sectarian clonflict in India, and Louie Palu, a $15,000 grant winner for his project Home Front, which “explores and compares the experiences of American Vietnam War veterans, and returning soldiers from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Palu’s project focuses on the emotional and psychological issues faced by soldiers who return from war and the long-term effects they deal with as they try to reintegrate into their families and society.”
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