The Aftermath Project was the winner of the humanitarian award at last year’s Lucie Awards (here). I was there that night live blogging the event for fun and Sara Terry’s speech was certainly one of the highlights for me. Not only because of the gravitas of the Aftermath Project but also how well she conveyed the importance of photography and projects like this.
“I was a writer but had a personal crisis and words failed me for the first time in my life so I picked up a camera to communicate…”
“… the stories we hold up define who we are as a society.”
The book from last year’s project is out now (here):
In addition to that they are now accepting applications for their fourth year of granting (2010); and will be giving out two grants, for $20,000 each. The application deadline is Nov 2nd (here).