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The sixth volume of our annual book, featuring the photography of 2012 grant winner Andrew Lichtenstein and the four 2012 finalists.
The sixth volume of our annual book, featuring the photography of 2012 grant winner Andrew Lichtenstein and the four 2012 finalists.
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WAR IS ONLY HALF THE STORY

Six words that are at the heart of the Aftermath Project. As a non-profit, 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, 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, world-wide. Each year, we amplify the work of our grant winners and finalists – and the aftermath issues they highlight -- through our annual publication, "War is Only Half the Story." This book is our most important tool in continuing to leverage awareness of, and conversations about, critical post-conflict issues.

This Kickstarter campaign supports the design, printing and distribution of 1,000 copies of our sixth book, featuring the work of 2012 grant winner Andrew Lichtenstein ("American Memory"/United States), and 2012 finalists Christopher Capozziello ("For God, Race and Country"/United States); Michellel Frankfurter ("Destino"/Central America); Simon Thorpe ("Toy Soldiers"/Western Sahara) and Michael Zumstein ("Bon Amis"/The Ivory Coast).

We're committed to helping photographers tell these important stories -- and to getting them out there to a wide public audience. Each year, we send out more than 500 pro bono copies of "War is Only Half the Story" to a list that includes every US senator, peacebuilding and journalism programs, museum curators, photo editors and industry professionals. Special thanks to PhotoWings for getting us started towards raising the money we need . But we also need YOUR help to make it all happen. And in exchange, we've got some great rewards for you (see our incentives, to the right, and photos below).

$225, © Sara Terry, i-Phone image, Burning Man 2012.
$225, © Sara Terry, i-Phone image, Burning Man 2012.
$450 -- #1 © Michael Zumstein, 9 1/2 x 12 inch print from his project, "Bon Amis."
$450 -- #1 © Michael Zumstein, 9 1/2 x 12 inch print from his project, "Bon Amis."
$450-- #2 © Michael Zumstein, 9 1/2 x 12 inch print from his project, "Bon Amis."
$450-- #2 © Michael Zumstein, 9 1/2 x 12 inch print from his project, "Bon Amis."
#1 $550 © Michelle Frankfurter, from her project "Destino"
#1 $550 © Michelle Frankfurter, from her project "Destino"
#2, $550 © Michelle Frankfurter, from her project "Destino"
#2, $550 © Michelle Frankfurter, from her project "Destino"
$700 © Simon Thorpe, from his project "Toy Soldiers"
$700 © Simon Thorpe, from his project "Toy Soldiers"
$750 © Christine Fenzl, "Agon and Besnik, Macedonia," from her project "Looking Forward -- Streetball"
$750 © Christine Fenzl, "Agon and Besnik, Macedonia," from her project "Looking Forward -- Streetball"
$800 © Elizabeth Herman, diptych from her series, "A Woman's War," published in "War is Only Half the Story, Vol 5"
$800 © Elizabeth Herman, diptych from her series, "A Woman's War," published in "War is Only Half the Story, Vol 5"
$1,150 © Christopher Capozziello, from his project "For God, Race and Country." Editioned prints, #1 of 15 and #2 of 15.
$1,150 © Christopher Capozziello, from his project "For God, Race and Country." Editioned prints, #1 of 15 and #2 of 15.
$1,000 © Sara Terry, from her project, "Aftermath: Bosnia's Long Road to Peace"
$1,000 © Sara Terry, from her project, "Aftermath: Bosnia's Long Road to Peace"
$1,200 #3 © Andrew Lichtenstein, from his project, "American Memory."
$1,200 #3 © Andrew Lichtenstein, from his project, "American Memory."
$1,200 #4 © Andrew Lichtenstein, from his project, "American Memory." Reverend Arthur Haney (center) of New Hope Baptist Church in Lake Village, Arkansas, brings children from his church, including Michael Fenison, to room 306, where Marin Luther King was
$1,200 #4 © Andrew Lichtenstein, from his project, "American Memory." Reverend Arthur Haney (center) of New Hope Baptist Church in Lake Village, Arkansas, brings children from his church, including Michael Fenison, to room 306, where Marin Luther King was
$1,200 © Julie Blackmon, from her "Mind Games" project
$1,200 © Julie Blackmon, from her "Mind Games" project
$1,400 --  #1 © Andrew Lichtenstein. Celebrating the 150th anniversary of Confederacy President Jefferson Davis' Inauguration, at the exact spot where Rosa Parks got on the bus to fight segregation in 1955. Editioned, 2/5
$1,400 -- #1 © Andrew Lichtenstein. Celebrating the 150th anniversary of Confederacy President Jefferson Davis' Inauguration, at the exact spot where Rosa Parks got on the bus to fight segregation in 1955. Editioned, 2/5

$1,400 --  #2 © Andrew Lichtenstein.A crowd listens to the annual reading of the Emancipation Proclamation by local officials at a ceremony for Juneteenth, a Texas holiday that commemorates the day in 1865 when slaves were told by a Union General in occupied Galveston that the Emancipation Proclamation, written two years earlier by Abraham Lincoln, had set them free. Editioned 2/5.

$2,000 © Danny Wilcox Frazier, (Untitled) Horse Races, Oglala Lakota Nation Pow Wow, Pine Ridge Reservation (2010), from his project, "Surviving Wounded Knee," published in "War is Only Half the Story, Vol 4"
$2,000 © Danny Wilcox Frazier, (Untitled) Horse Races, Oglala Lakota Nation Pow Wow, Pine Ridge Reservation (2010), from his project, "Surviving Wounded Knee," published in "War is Only Half the Story, Vol 4"
$2,100 © Herman Leonard, "Billie Holliday" signed 11x14 inch silver print
$2,100 © Herman Leonard, "Billie Holliday" signed 11x14 inch silver print

Risks and challenges

This year, for the first time in several years, we did not get a matching grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (they still love our work -- it was just a very competitive year!). This means that we have to raise the entire book budget on our own, and we won't be able to go to press until we have all the money we need. That's the biggest challenge we face. But we've done this five years in a row now, and we feel confident we will raise the funds. We've got an experienced team in place -- we've worked with our designer and printer for years now, and we all work well together and know how to get the job done.

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    AN I-PHONE MOMENT. Aftermath Project founder Sara Terry finds time to shoot stories that aren't just about aftermath. This signed, 8 1/2 x 11 inch archival print is from a series she did with her i-Phone at Burning Man in 2012. (See images to the left). (Commercial value $300).

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    PATRON OF PHOTOGRAPHY. PHOTOGRAPHER MICHELLE FRANKFURTER, 2012 Finalist. You get a signed, archival 12x12 inch print from Michelle's project, "Destino." (see images to the left). You will also be thanked in Michelle's chapter in the book, for helping to publish her work. Commercial value $650. Price includes shipping in the US.

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    PATRON OF PHOTOGRAPHY. PHOTOGRAPHER SIMON THORPE, 2012 Finalist. You get a signed, archival 31 1/2 x 23 1/2 inch artist's proof from Simon's project, "Toy Soldiers." (see images to the left). You will also be thanked in Simon's chapter in the book, for helping to publish his work. Commercial value $1000. Price includes shipping in the US.

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    PATRON OF THE PROJECT. You get a signed, 25 1/2 x 25 1/2 inch archival print by Christine Fenzl, a finalist in 2008, our second year of granting. You will also be thanked on a special patron's page, at the front of "War is Only Half the Story, Vol 6." Commercial value $1000. Price includes shipping in the US.

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    PATRON OF THE PROJECT. You get a signed diptych of two 17x17 inch prints by 2011 Aftermath Project finalist Elizabeth Herman from her project, “Women Warriors: Bangladesh.” (SEE IMAGES TO THE LEFT), which were published in “War is Only Half the Story, Vol 5." Includes shipping in the US. (Commercial value $900).

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    PATRON OF THE PROJECT. You get a signed, 16x20 inch archival print from "Aftermath: Bosnia's Long Road to Peace," the seminal project which led Sara Terry to found The Aftermath Project. (see images to the left). This is the final image in her book about the aftermath of that conflict. You will also be thanked on a special patron's page, at the front of "War is Only Half the Story, Vol 6." Commercial value $1250. Price includes shipping in the US.

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    PATRON OF PHOTOGRAPHY. PHOTOGRAPHER CHRISTOPHER CAPOZZIELLO, 2012 Finalist. You get a signed, 16 1/2 x 23 3/4 inch editioned print from Christopher's project, "For God, Race and Country." (see images to the left). You will also be thanked in Christopher's chapter in the book, for helping to publish his work. Price includes shipping in the US.

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    #3 PATRON OF PHOTOGRAPHY. PHOTOGRAPHER ANDREW LICHTENSTEIN, 2012 Grant Winner. You get a signed 16x20 inch fiber print from Andrew's project, "American Memory." (see images to the left). You will also be thanked in Andrew's chapter in the book, for helping to publish his work. Price includes shipping in the US.

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    #4 PATRON OF PHOTOGRAPHY. PHOTOGRAPHER ANDREW LICHTENSTEIN, 2012 Grant Winner. You get a signed 16x20 inch fiber print from Andrew's project, "American Memory." (see images to the left). You will also be thanked in Andrew's chapter in the book, for helping to publish his work. Price includes shipping in the US.

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    PATRON OF THE PROJECT. You get a signed 12x12 inch archival print from fine art photographer Julie Blackmon, a longtime friend of the project, who chose this image especially for our Kickstarter campaign (see images to the left). This is from Julie's early black-and-white work, in 2004. You will also be thanked on a special patron's page, at the front of "War is Only Half the Story, Vol 6." Commercial value $1,500. Price includes shipping in the US.

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    #1 PATRON OF PHOTOGRAPHY. PHOTOGRAPHER ANDREW LICHTENSTEIN, 2012 Grant Winner. You get a signed, editioned 16x20 fiber print from Andrew's project, "American Memory." (see images to the left). You will also be thanked in Andrew's chapter in the book, for helping to publish his work. Commercial value $1600. Price includes shipping in the US.

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    #2 PATRON OF PHOTOGRAPHY. PHOTOGRAPHER ANDREW LICHTENSTEIN, 2012 Grant Winner. You get a signed, editioned 16x20 fiber print from Andrew's project, "American Memory." (see images to the left). You will also be thanked in Andrew's chapter in the book, for helping to publish his work. Commercial value $1600. Price includes shipping in the US.

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    YOU'RE A PATRON OF THE PROJECT. You get a signed, editioned print by 2010 Aftermath Project grant winner Danny Wilcox Frazier, from his project "Surviving Wounded Knee." 15x40 inch archival digital print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag, Edition of 25. You will also be thanked on a special patron’s page at the front of “War is Only Half the Story, Vol 6.”

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    YOU'RE A PATRON OF THE PROJECT. You get a signed 11x14 inch silver print of Billie Holliday by the late, famed photographer Herman Leonard, who was a friend and supporter of The Aftermath Project. (SEE IMAGES TO THE LEFT). You will also be thanked on a special patron’s page at the front of “War is Only Half the Story, Vol 6.” (Commercial value $2,400).

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    YOU'RE *THE* PATRON OF THE PROJECT. You get your own special thank you page at the front of "War is Only Half the Story, Vol 6." Plus all of our previous volumes, and every book we publish in all the years to come.

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