The Aftermath Project, which aims to highlight the consequences and cost of war through photographic documentaries, has announced it first winners.
The top prize of $20,000 goes to Jim Goldberg of San Francisco so he can pursue his â€œThe New Europeans,â€ a project which looks at migrants who settle in Europe, with human rights issues documented in their plight from their countries of origin.
Wolf BÃ¶wig of Hannover, Germany, will get $15,000 to continue his “The Forgotten Island: Narratives of War in Sierra Leone.”
Three other finalists were cited: Andrew Stanbridge of Boston proposed documenting people affected by the reconstruction in Laos; Asim Rafiqui, a Kasmiri photographer who lives in Stockholm, Sweden, proposed documenting the effects of war in Kashmir; and Paula Luttringer, an Argentinean photographer who lives in Breville, France, proposed a survey of locations in Argentina where mothers of missing children were abducted between 1976 and 1983.
The Aftermath Project is a nonprofit organization that supports coverage of rebuilding, recovery and healing after a conflict, seeking to inform people of the cost of war. The grants are funded in part by a series of benefit auctions.