• Unseen Iraq Andrea Bruce Omar, 9, plays in a hotel room he shares with his father at the Amman Palace. About 50 Iraqi war wounded live in the hotel in Amman, Jordan, while receiving care from Doctors without Borders. 2008

War is Only Half the Story

“War is Only Half the Story” is a ten-year retrospective of the work of grant winners and finalists of the groundbreaking nonprofit, The Aftermath Project.

Featuring: 10 years of grant winners and finalists from The Aftermath Project

Presented by

The Aftermath Project

Curated by

Sara Terry and Teun van der Heijden


“War is Only Half the Story” is a ten-year retrospective of the work of grant winners and finalists of the groundbreaking nonprofit, The Aftermath Project. Rather than presenting this decade of achievement as a chronological review, curators Sara Terry and Teun van der Heijden have framed the work using the poetry of Nobel Laureate Wislawa Szymborska, drawing from two of her post-conflict poems to create a completely fresh visual dialogue about aftermath issues. This is the first time the work will be shown in this form. A book of the work will be published with Dewi Lewis in November and a touring exhibition will launch in 2018.


Sara Terry is a documentary photographer and filmmaker who started the Aftermath Project while working on her first long term post-conflict project, “Aftermath: Bosnia’s Long Road to Peace.” She founded The Aftermath Project as a grant-making, educational nonprofit to support photographers covering aftermath stories and to build a conversation about post-conflict issues.


War is only half the story.

Six words that are at the heart of the Aftermath Project.

As a nonprofit, grant-making organization, we are 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 restore civil societies, and to address the lingering wounds of war while struggling to create new avenues for peace.

The Aftermath Project’s core activity is our annual grant competition, open to working photographers worldwide. We amplify the work of our grant winners and finalists, and the aftermath issues they highlight, through our annual publication, educational outreach, exhibitions, workshops and lectures.



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