War is Only Half the Story tells the incredibly moving stories of the people left behind after the cameras have moved on from a war zone. Drawing on photographs from forty photographers, these personal and often poetic post-war views unveil not only another side to the devastating effects of war, but also tell the stories of people coming together to rebuild and heal. The exhibition illumines and defines our humanity, while giving visibility to those coping with the lingering ramifications of conflict.
The exhibition is a ten-year retrospective of the work of the groundbreaking documentary photography program The Aftermath Project. The 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. The Aftermath Project has discovered some of the most groundbreaking photojournalists in the world and has worked with internationally acclaimed photographers addressing post-conflict themes.
The end of war does not mean peace. It is simply the end of war, the end of death and destruction. Every story of war includes a chapter that almost always goes untold — the story of the aftermath, which day by day becomes the prologue of the future.
— Sara Terry (founder of The Aftermath Project)
The Ethics of Photojournalism – An Exploration into Exploitation, by Kat Bleiweiss, Summer 2019 Exhibitions Intern
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Date: October 12, 2019 – January 19, 2020
Venue: Main Gallery
Exhibiting Artists: Reference List Below
Generous Grants From: The Foundation to Promote Open Society, PhotoWings, The Compton Foundation, The National Endowment for the Arts, The Meyer Levy Charitable Foundation/Jean Karotkin, Betsy Karel, and The Douglas Cox and Edward Osowski Fund for Photography. This exhibition is toured by Curatorial Assistance Traveling Exhibitions.
Danny Wilcox Frazier
Carlos Javier Ortiz
Simon Brann Thorpe