The Aftermath Project holds a yearly grant competition open to working photographers worldwide covering the aftermath of conflict.
The Aftermath Project’s mission is to support photographic projects that tell 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. 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 which 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.
The Aftermath Project is open to working photographers world-wide who are interested in creating work that helps illuminate aftermath issues, and encourages greater public understanding and discussion of these issues. Only those submissions including all required materials will be considered for entry.
Two grants for $20,000 each will be given for work to be done in 2010.
Three finalists will also be named (there is no monetary award for finalists, but their work is publicized and included in The Aftermath Project publications, etc.).
How to apply
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. For more detailed information about the application process click here to download the application guide.