The Aftermath Project For Photographers- $20,000 Grant Award

The Aftermath Project For Photographers- $20,000 Grant Award

Deadline: December 3, 2014

Application for the 2015 Aftermath Project Grant is currently open. The Aftermath Project is open to working photographers world-wide who are interested in creating work that helps illumine aftermath issues, and encourages greater public understanding and discussion of these issues.The Aftermath Project’s mission is to support photographic projects that tell the other half of the story of conflict — the story of what it takes for individuals to learn to live again, to rebuild destroyed lives and homes, to restore civil societies, to address the lingering wounds of war while struggling to create new avenues for peace.


  • 1 grant winner gets $20,000
  • 4 named finalists
  • Grant winner will receive one half of grant funds at project onset. Winner will be required to submit interim reports by dates designated in award letter and packet, and will receive 40% of their award mid-way through, and the remaining 10% upon delivery of 12 prints at project completion. All grant work MUST be completed by December 31, 2015; photographs must be delivered by January 31, 2016


  • The Aftermath Project is open to working photographers world-wide
  • Employees and directors of The Aftermath Project, and their immediate families are NOT eligible to apply for funding.
  • Advisory board members and their immediate families are NOT eligible to apply for funding.
  • Grant application judges, and their immediate families, are NOT eligible to apply for funding in the year that judges help choose grantees.

Application Procedure

  • A complete application packet consists of (1) A signed application form (next page), saved as a PDF or jpg file.(2)A project proposal, not to exceed two pages, saved as a PDF file. (3) A portfolio of no more than 30 images, in jpg format. You must label your images with your last name, followed by a number – ie, Smith_1.jpg. Your images MUST be sized 1200 pixels on the longest side, at 72 dpi – with a file size of NO LARGER than 2 MB PER PHOTO.(4) A caption sheet, saved as a PDF file.
  • When you are READY TO FILE, send an email to [email protected], asking to be invited to the Dropbox folder. Once you receive the invitation to join, you will have 24 hours to upload. Your invitation will be cancelled after 24 hours.
  •  Put all your application materials into ONE FOLDER titled like this: LAST NAME_FIRST NAME, and put it into the Dropbox file. You will be notified by email that we have received your application (give us a week to do that, please).

Note: Grant proposals should reflect an understanding of Aftermath’s mission. Proposals may relate to the aftermath of numerous kinds of conflict, not just international wars. The conflict may have been at the community level — for example, violence between rural ethnic groups or an urban riot in an industrialized country. It may have been a regional one, such as a rebel insurgency, or it may have been a full-scale war.

 Requirements of Winner and Finalists

  • Grant winner agrees to give The Aftermath Project 12 prints, chosen by the grant winner in collaboration with The Aftermath Project, for its archives at project completion. Prints must be 16×20 inches or larger.
  • Grant winner agrees to make at least 30 images from his/her grant work available to The Aftermath Project
  • In addition, grant winner agrees that work created with The Aftermath Project grant may be used for exhibitionsGrant winner and finalists agree to donate two signed prints to the Aftermath Project to help raise funds for publication of “War is Only Half the Story, Vol Nine.”
  • Finalists agree to allow a portfolio of work submitted with their applications to be included in “War is Only Half the Story, Vol Nine,” and/or in commercial publications of anniversary retrospectives of the Aftermath Project, if requested by The Aftermath Project

For more information, Visit the Aftermath Project or contact  [email protected],