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The 2012 Aftermath Project Grant For Conflict Photography

The Aftermath Project is now accepting applications for the 2012 regular grant for conflict photography.

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.

The Aftermath Project will be giving one $20,000 grant, as well as naming four finalists.

Target Group

The 2012 Aftermath Project Grant 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.

Grant Requirements

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 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.

Grant Value

The Aftermath Project will be giving one $20,000 grant for a photography project on war and conflict. The Aftermath Project will also be naming four finalists.

The winning proposal will become part of the book “War is Only Half the Story, Vol Six.


Completed and signed application forms and supplementary materials must be received, via Dropbox, no later than 1 November 2011.