The Aftermath Project is a non-profit organization 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 rebuild destroyed lives and homes, to restore civil societies, to address the lingering wounds of war while struggling to create new avenues for peace.
The Aftermath Project holds a yearly grant competition open to working photographers worldwide covering the aftermath of conflict. In addition, through partnerships with universities, photography institutions and non-profit organizations, the Project seeks to help broaden the public’s understanding of the true cost of war— and the real price of peace — through international traveling exhibitions and educational outreach in communities and schools.
Our 2010 grant winners, Monika Bulaj and Danny Wilcox Frazier, are deep into their projects, producing work that we
think will play an important part in shaping the aftermath dialogue that we’re committed to having with educators,
peacebuilders, policy makers and curators.
This year, we will be offering one $20,000 grant, made possible by the generous support of the Open Society Institute.
At our request, our other major funder, the Compton Foundation, has shifted the major portion of its support in 2011
from underwriting a grant to helping fund our involvement in an important pilot curriculum development project with
Facing History and Ourselves, the leading curriculum developer in the US on social justice, conflict and genocide
issues. This was an extraordinary opportunity that we couldn’t pass up, and while it was difficult to make a decision that
means we will be offering one grant this year, instead of two, we felt it was the right decision, both now and in the long-
term. Our work with Facing History allows to us to engage in very important curriculum development discussions that
addresses one of our major goals: educational outreach.
A final note: unlike many competitions, we do not charge an entry fee. We do, however, depend on individual donations
to help cover our modest operating costs, so please consider making a tax-deductible donation to the Aftermath Project
at any time – or to encourage those you know to do so. Every dollar really does make a difference, especially in times
like these. (You can find out how to donate on our website, or feel free to enclose a donation with your application).
Best wishes to each of you as you prepare your proposal for our 2011 grant cycle. This year’s deadline is Monday,
November 1st. All applications must be received by us by that date, NOT postmarked by that date.
Founder/Director, The Aftermath Project
PS We are hoping to catch up with the rest of the world and have an online submission process ready for next year. In
the meantime, PLEASE DO NOT SEND ANY ADDITIONAL MATERIALS, OTHER THAN THOSE OUTLINED IN
THE APPLICATION. We are trying to keep waste to a minimum
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