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The Aftermath Project
The Aftermath Project’s mission is to support photographic projects thattell 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.
Proposals should include an explanation of the specific aftermath issues related to the project being proposed, as well as an overview of the applicant’s plans for covering the story during the course of the grant year — i.e, the proposed timing of trips, etc
Contest Prize & TERMS
COPYRIGHT: Grant winner(s) and finalists retain all copyrights to their work USAGE RIGHTS: Grant winner agrees to give The Aftermath Project 12 prints, chosen by the grant winner in collaboration with The Aftermath Project, for its archives at project completion. Prints must be 16×20 inches or larger.
Grant winner agrees to make at least 30 images from his/her grant work available to The Aftermath Project for inclusion in “War is Only Half the Story, Vol Seven” and/or in commercial publications of anniversary retrospectives of the Aftermath Project. No financial compensation — other than the grant money awarded —will be made for publishing winner’s photos in said publications. The Aftermath Project does not guarantee that any publication will be produced by The Aftermath Project, alone, or in partnership with other publishers. However, if such publications are made, grant winner will be included in editorial and lay-out decisions. If such publications are made, winner will receive 30 free copies of said publication
In addition, grant winner agrees that work created with The Aftermath Project grant may be used for exhibitions created or supported by The Aftermath Project for educational and/or community outreach purposes. Images for such purposes will be chosen by the photographer in collaboration with The Aftermath Project. The winner also agrees that images from his/her grant work may be used for publicity and press purposes by The Aftermath Project. Any photograph so used by The Aftermath Project will carry the photographer’s credit/copyright line.
Finalists agree to allow a portfolio of work submitted with their applications to be included in “War is Only Half the Story, Vol Seven,” and/or in commercial publications of anniversary retrospectives of the Aftermath Project, if requested by The Aftermath Project. They also agree that their submission photos may be used for exhibitions created or supported by The Aftermath Project for educational and/or community outreach purposes. In both cases, images will be chosen by the photographer in collaboration with The Aftermath Project. The Aftermath Project does not guarantee that any publication will be produced. No financial compensation will be paid to finalists for use of their photos in such publications, but each finalist will receive 10 free copies of said book if it is published. Finalists also agree that images from his/her grant work may be used for publicity and press purposes by The Aftermath Project. Any photograph so used by The Aftermath Project will carry the photographer’s credit/copyright line.
Grant winner AND finalists agree to allow their work to be used (if chosen) as part of The Aftermath Project’s visual literacy/aftermath curriculum development.
DONATION OF PRINTS TO HELP RAISE FUNDS FOR BOOK PUBLICATION: Grant winner and finalists agree to donate two signed prints to the Aftermath Project to help raise funds for publication of “War is Only Half the Story, Vol Seven.” The Aftermath Project will pay for the cost of printing and shipping those prints.
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