Aftermath: War is Only Half the Story

Visual Arts
Aftermath: War is Only Half the Story
April 2 – May 26
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

Aftermath: War is Only Half the Story tells the incredibly moving stories of the people left behind after the cameras have moved on from a war zone. Drawing on photographs from over fifty photographers, these personal and often poetic post-war views unveil not only another side to the devastating effects of war, but also tell the stories of people coming together to rebuild and heal. Aftermath: War is Only Half the Story illumines and defines our humanity, while giving visibility to those coping with the lingering ramifications of conflict.

The end of war does not mean peace. It is simply the end of war, the end of death and destruction. Every story of war includes a chapter that almost always goes untold – the story of the aftermath, which day by day becomes the prologue of the future.
– Sara Terry (Founder of The Aftermath Project)

The exhibition is a ten-year retrospective of the work of the groundbreaking documentary photography program The Aftermath Project. Founded to help change the way the media covers conflict — and to educate the public about the true cost of war and the real price of peace — through the work of some the most groundbreaking photojournalists in the world, many unknown before discovered through the project, as well as internationally acclaimed photographers Stanley Greene, Nina Berman, Davide Monteleone, Justyna Mielnikiewicz, and Jim Goldberg, among others  working on post-conflict themes. The presentation of this exhibit at the Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery will include approximately 60 photographs.


On Thursday, April 19 at 4 p.m., Sara Terry will deliver remarks on the exhibition. Please click here for details.


Admission to the exhibition is free and open to the public.

Gallery hours:
Monday through Friday: 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Thursday until 8 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 12 – 5 p.m.

Click here for directions and parking information.


Aftermath: War Is Only Half the Story is originated by The Aftermath Project, Los Angeles, and toured by Curatorial Assistance Traveling Exhibitions, Pasadena, California.


Top image: The Silence of Others, by Bharat Choudhary, from left, Minhaj, Ashiq, Shofique and Abid pictured just before they left London to attend a gathering on ‘Islam and Young Muslims’ at Birmingham, United Kingdom. Center image: From left Angel, 14, and Daniel, 16 (members of the ELN Che Guevara Front posse) in 2015. The Che Guevara front operates on the Pacific coast of Colombia, patrolling important corridors to allow the export of cocaine to the Pacific Ocean and into Mexico, Choco, and Colombia. Photo by Juan Arredondo. Bottom image: Photo by Justyna Mielekiewicz. All photos courtesy of the artists.

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