War Is Only Half the Story.
The Aftermath Project, Vol.1
Photographs by Jim Goldberg and Wolf Bowig. Text by Simon Winchester.
Aperture, New York, 2008. 128 pp., 40 color and 40 b&w illustrations, 9¾x11¾".
Founded by photographer and writer
Sara Terry, the nonprofit Aftermath
Project documents the long-term
repercussions of conflict that are so
often neglected by the popular
media. Terry, whose work has been
widely exhibited at such venues as
the United Nations and the Museum
of Photography in Antwerp, initiated
this project after her extensive documentary
work on postwar Bosnia.
Through grant competitions and
partnerships with other institutions,
Aftermath disseminates reportage
on post-conflict rehabilitation and
attempts to create new avenues
for peace. War Is Only Half the
Story presents the winners of the
Aftermath Project’s first annual
grant competition: Jim Goldberg,
whose project The New Europeans
records the struggles of asylum
seekers and immigrants; Wolf Böwig,
whose The Forgotten Island:
Narratives of War in Sierra Leone
(second place) is recounted through
the eyes of the sole survivor of
an attack on Bonthe Island; and
runners-up Andrew Stanbridge,
Asim Rafiqui and Paula Luttringer.