Aftermath: The Fallout of War addresses the physical and emotional conditions of civilian populations caught in war’s wake, and the impact of war on cities, homes, and the environment. It includes images from Iraq and Afghanistan, the Arab Uprisings, Syria’s Civil War, and the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestinian regions. Aftermath expands new territories largely unexamined in traditional war coverage through more than 90 photographs and videos by twelve artists (many from the Middle East) who combine a rigorous journalism with fine art sensibilities. Each photographer claims an oblique, moral imperative that cautions viewers against binary thinking (us/them; good/bad), urging instead a wider consciousness and compassion toward the repercussions of war for all involved. Artists: Lynsey Addario, Jananne Al-Ani, Stephen Dupont, Jennifer Karady, Gloriann Liu, Ben Lowry, Rania Matar, Eman Mohammed, Simon Norfolk, Fara Nosh, Suzanne Opton, Michal Rovnar.
Aftermath is organized by the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida and made possible by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Harn 25th Anniversary Fund, the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, the Joanne L. and Edward R. Block Charitable Trust, with additional support from the Harn Curator of Photography Endowment.
The Gund Gallery exhibitions and programs are made possible, in part, by the Gund Gallery Board of Directors and the Ohio Arts Council.
Image: Lynsey Addario, Killis Camp, Turkish/Syrian Border in Turkey, October 22, 2013. Archival pigment print. Courtesy of the artist.