With poems by Nobel Laureate Wislawa Szymborska,
texts by Clare Cavanagh, Donald Weber and Sara Terry
and photographs by more than forty Aftermath Award winners.
“War is Only Half the Story” is a ten-year retrospective of the work of the groundbreaking documentary photography program, The Aftermath Project, which for a decade has supported post-conflict storytelling by some of the world’s best photographers. As a grant-making educational non-profit, The Aftermath Project was founded to help change the way the media covers conflict – and to educate the public about the true cost of war and the real price of peace.
Using the post-conflict poetry of Nobel Laureate Wislawa Szymborska as themes for each chapter, “War is Only Half the Story” draws on the work of 53 Aftermath Project grant winners and finalists from around the world to explore post-conflict stories that all too often go untold.
Sara Terry is a documentary photographer and filmmaker, and a Guggenheim Fellow in Photography, who began The Aftermath Project while working on her first post-conflict photography project, “Aftermath: Bosnia’s Long Road to Peace”. In a post-9/11 world, she wanted to encourage other photographers to concentrate on post-conflict storytelling.