The Aftermath Project has just opened applications for its annual grant competition for conflict photographers. The Project seeks to help broaden the public’s understanding of the true cost of war – and the real price of peace – through international traveling exhibitions and educational outreach in communities and schools.
The 2013 Aftermath Project Conflict Photography Grant Competition is open to working photographers world-wide who are interested in creating work that helps illuminate aftermath issues, and encourages greater public understanding and discussion of these issues.
One $20,000 grant will be given out for 2013 and four finalists will be named.
The 2013 Aftermath Project Grant Application Now Online!
The Aftermath Project’s mission is to support photographic projects that tell 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. Grant proposals should reflect an understanding of this mission.
Proposals may relate to the aftermath of numerous kinds of conflict, not just international wars. The conflict may have been at the community level — for example, violence between rural ethnic groups or an urban riot in an industrialized country. It may have been a regional one, such as a rebel insurgency, or it may have been a full-scale war.
There is no specific time frame that defines “aftermath,” although in general The Aftermath Project seeks to support stories which are no longer being covered by the mainstream media, or which have been ignored by the media. In general, conflict should be over for a situation to be deemed an “aftermath.” There are specific cases, however, where conflict may have continued for so long, or be the result of an aftermath situation, that they will be considered to be within the scope of The Aftermath Project.
Please visit the official website if you’re interested in finding out more info.