If you were at the Lucie Foundation/En Foco/Aperture event this past Sunday night you know what a special evening it was, with though-provoking lectures by Sara Terry and Hank Willis Thomas. Both engaged the audience in dialogue and signed their recent Aperture publications following the discussions.
And, if you were at the Lucie Awards last night, you won’t soon forget MFA Houston’s curator Anne Wilkes Tucker‘s eloquent introduction to writer/photographer Sara Terry, founder of The Aftermath Project as she accepted this year’s Humanitarian Award.
Aperture recently published the Project’s first publication, War Is Only Half The Story: The Aftermath Project which features the work of 2007 winners Jim Goldberg and Wolf Bowig. The 2009 grant program will provide two grants of $25,000 and $15,000 to photographers addressing the aftermath of conflict in their work.
Deadline: November 3.
For complete application information, click here.
About Sara Terry:
Founder, President and Board Chair
A former staff correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor and magazine freelance writer, Sara Terry made a mid-career transition into photojournalism and docmentary photography in the late 1990s. Her long-term project about the aftermath of war in Bosnia — “Aftermath: Bosnia’s Long Road to Peace” — was published in September 2005 by Channel Photographics. Her work has been widely exhibited, at such venues as the United Nations, the Museum of Photography in Antwerp, and the Moving Walls exhibition at the Open Society Institute. Her photographs are in the permanent collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and in many private collections. In 2005, she received a prestigious Alicia Patterson Fellowship for her work in Bosnia. Sara resides in Los Angeles and is currently working on projects in Southeast Asia and Turkey. She is represented by Polaris Images.