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The Aftermath Project Photography Grant 2011

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.

Two grants for $20,000 each will be given in this cycle.


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.

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.


Two grants for $20,000 each will be given in this cycle.

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.).


  • 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.
  • Employees and directors of The Aftermath Project, and their immediate families are NOT eligible to apply for funding. Advisory board members and their immediate families are NOT eligible to apply for funding. Grant application judges, and their immediate families, are NOT eligible to apply for funding in the year that judges help choose grantees.
  • You MUST inform The Aftermath Project if you have any commercial commitments or contracts related to the project you are proposing, including book deals and exhibitions. Failure to do so on the part of a grant winner will automatically terminate the grant, and the winner will forfeit any funds he/she has not yet received from The Aftermath Project.
  • Only those submissions including all required materials will be considered for entry.
  • All grant work must be completed by 31 December 2011.

How to enter?

Completed and signed application form and supplementary materials must be received no later than 1 November 2010.

With signed application form, please include the following:

  • A project proposal of up to two pages, giving background information on the post-conflict situation you want to cover, as well as the specific aftermath issues that you will explore over the course of the year. NOTE: YOU MUST INCLUDE THREE COPIES OF YOUR PROJECT PROPOSAL.
  • A one-page bio describing work experience, previous grants or awards, published books, completed comprehensive photo projects, exhibitions, and any other relevant information. ONE COPY ONLY.
  • One CD of 30 to 40 images of your work. These may come from your proposed project if it is already underway, or may be from a different work in progress, or a previously completed project. There must be at least one completed photo essay among the 30 to 40 images submitted. All images must contain caption information and your name. Images should be JPG files, high quality, and not wider than 2,025 pixels on the longest side. Prints will only be excepted if the applicant has no means to file images on a CD. Prints will not be returned.
  • A caption list describing (briefly) the images you have submitted. ONE COPY ONLY
  • Submission materials will not be returned. They will be considered the property of The Aftermath Project and may be filed or destroyed. The Aftermath Project is not responsible for damaged or lost submissions.

Please send all submissions to:

Sara Terry
The Aftermath Project
4900 Glenalbyn Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90065 USA