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Our 8th book features a story with a twist - grant winner Luca Locatelli sees a boom in the business of war as the "aftermath" of 9/11.
Our 8th book features a story with a twist - grant winner Luca Locatelli sees a boom in the business of war as the "aftermath" of 9/11.
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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're 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," and through curriculum available for free on our website. This book is our most important tool in continuing to leverage awareness of, and catalyze conversations about, critical post-conflict issues.

VOL 8, THIS YEAR'S BOOK

This Kickstarter campaign supports the design, printing and distribution of 1,000 copies of "War is Only Half the Story, Vol 8," featuring grant winner Luca Locatelli's project, "United Colours of War," and the work of our 2014 finalists: Philippe Dudouit, "Sahel - the Dynamics of Dust"; Olga Ingurazova, "Scars of Independence"; Diana Markosian, "Goodbye My Chechnya"; and Javad Parva, "Moments of Freedom."

Luca's grant-winning project is a very different kind of aftermath story. Usually, our grant winners focus on a specific conflict and how it's affected people in a certain place. But Luca took a step back and eyed the landscape of the world after 9/11, and began examining a different kind of aftermath -- the global boom in the business of war that's become known as the War on Terror. It's a thought-provoking project, and we're proud to publish it in Volume 8.

WHERE THE BOOK GOES

At the Aftermath Project, we're committed to helping photographers tell these important post-conflict stories -- and to getting them out to a wide public audience. Each year, we send out some 400 pro bono copies of "War is Only Half the Story" to a list that includes peacebuilding and journalism programs, high school teachers, museum curators, photo editors and industry professionals.

WE NEED YOUR HELP

Thanks to a generous grant from PhotoWings, a photo non-profit which also supports our curriculum development, we only need to raise $13,000 this year to publish our book. But we also need YOUR help to make it happen. In exchange, we've got some great rewards for you (see our incentives, to the right, and photos below).

If you've got a photographer in your life, consider your Christmas shopping done!

REWARD PHOTOS (IN ORDER OF INCENTIVE LEVEL)

$100 SARA TERRY
$100 SARA TERRY
$250 JAVAD PARSA, PHOTO #1
$250 JAVAD PARSA, PHOTO #1
$250 JAVAD PARSA, PHOTO #2
$250 JAVAD PARSA, PHOTO #2
$325 Olga Ingurazova, PHOTO #1
$325 Olga Ingurazova, PHOTO #1
$325 Olga Ingurazova, PHOTO #2
$325 Olga Ingurazova, PHOTO #2
$325 Olga Ingurazova, PHOTO #3
$325 Olga Ingurazova, PHOTO #3
$400 Philippe Dudouit, PHOTO #1
$400 Philippe Dudouit, PHOTO #1
$400 Philippe Dudouit, PHOTO #2
$400 Philippe Dudouit, PHOTO #2
          
$900 Diana Markosian, PHOTO #1
$900 Diana Markosian, PHOTO #1
$900 Diana Markosian, PHOTO #2
$900 Diana Markosian, PHOTO #2
$900 Diana Markosian, PHOTO #3
$900 Diana Markosian, PHOTO #3
$1,000 Luca Locatelli, PHOTO #1
$1,000 Luca Locatelli, PHOTO #1
$1,000 Luca Locatelli, PHOTO #2
$1,000 Luca Locatelli, PHOTO #2

Risks and challenges

After several years of publishing an annual book, we feel we've got this down. This is our fourth Kickstarter campaign and we've pretty much ironed out all the kinks that come with learning how to crowd fund and to fulfill pledges, etc. This year, we're going back to the printer we've worked with several times in the past. He's based here in LA, so I'll be able to be on press during the printing to make sure that everything is done right. The only problem I can imagine at this point is that sometimes a book or two can get crunched by USPS -- but we're always happy to replace anything that's damaged, at no cost.

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    YOU'RE PART OF THE FAMILY. And we're glad to have you. Your support, in any amount, will help get Vol 8 out into the world. Thank you!

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    YOU LIKE DIGITAL. You get a PDF file of "War is Only Half the Story, Vol 8," as soon as we start shipping the book. This is the only way to get a PDF of the book.

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    YOU GET IT FIRST. Pre-order "War is Only Half the Story, Vol 8" at this special Kickstarter price (book will sell for $30; our Kickstarter price includes $12 priority mail shipping). First 100 backers only! Add $25 for international airmail.

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    LOOKING FOR A BACK ISSUE? Special price on "War is Only Half the Story," Volumes 1-7. Your choice of one! Price includes $12 priority mail shipping in the US. Outside of the US, please add $25 for international airmail.

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    PAST AND PRESENT. A specially priced set of "War is Only Half the Story, Vol 1, which features the work of grant winner Jim Goldberg (officially out of print and originally published by Aperture/NY and Mets and Schilt/Amsterdam) and Volume 8. Price includes priority mail shipping in the US. Add $40 for international airmail.

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    A 5x7 inch signed print by Sara Terry, Aftermath Project founder, from her series #lovingparis, taken during the 48 hours after the November 13th attacks in Paris. (SEE IMAGES TO THE LEFT).

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    GET OUR LIBRARY. All eight volumes of "War is Only Half the Story." Price includes shipping in the US. Outside the US, add $65 for shipping (yes, it costs that much -- thank you, USPS).

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    JAVAD PARSA, PHOTO #1. A signed 8 1/2 x 11 inch photo from 2014 finalist Javad Parsa. (SEE IMAGES TO THE LEFT).

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    JAVAD PARSA, PHOTO #2. A signed 8 1/2 x 11 inch photo from 2014 finalist Javad Parsa. (SEE IMAGES TO THE LEFT).

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    OLGA INGURAZOVA, PHOTO #1. A signed 9x13 inch photo from 2014 finalist Olga Ingurazova. (SEE IMAGES TO THE LEFT).

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    OLGA INGURAZOVA, PHOTO #3. A signed 9x13 inch photo from 2014 finalist Olga Ingurazova. (SEE IMAGES TO THE LEFT).

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    PHILIPPE DUDOUIT, PHOTO #1. A signed 9 1/2 x 12 inch photo from 2014 finalist Phillipe Dudouit. (SEE IMAGES TO THE LEFT).

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    WORKING ON A GRANT APPLICATION? Get a four hours of consultation with Sara Terry, Aftermath Project founder and professional grant writer, to brainstorm your text, edit your photos, or give you a pep talk. (Via Skype, or in-person in Los Angeles).

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    DIANA MARKOSIAN, PHOTO #1. A signed 17 1/2 x 25 1/2 inch print from 2014 finalist Diana Markosian. Commercial value $1,000. (SEE IMAGES TO THE LEFT).

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    LUCA LOCATELLI, PHOTO #1. A signed 17 1/2 x 23 1/2 inch print from 2014 grant winner Luca Locatelli. Commercial value $1,200. (SEE IMAGES TO THE LEFT).

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