The Aftermath Project: War is Only Half the Story

War is only half the story. Evocative photographs tell the human stories that emerge in the aftermath of war and violence.

A photojournalistic exploration of how individuals and communities reckon with mass violence, its legacies and the challenges of rebuilding communities after conflict. This collection features statements from each contributing artist, lesson ideas, and supplemental resources.

Sara Terry, the Founder and Director of the Aftermath Project, gives an introduction to some of the long-term work funded by the project, which is dedicated to educating the public about the true cost of war and the real price of peace.


Teachers: Use this resource to explore how photojournalists document the challenges of rebuilding communities after conflict. Check out our step-by-step guide to learn how to integrate these lesson plans in your classroom.

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