Library Gallery - Current Exhibition

Aftermath: War is Only Half the Story

Exhibition: April 2 - May 25, 2018

Justyna Mielnikiewicz
A Ukraine Runs Through It
Two Gypsy sisters, Ruslana, 16, and Milana, 19, take an evening
stroll along the Dnieper River. Dniepropetrovsk, Ukraine.
April 2014.

The end of war does not mean peace. It is simply the end of death and destruction. Every story of war includes a chapter that almost always goes untold—the story of the aftermath, which day by day becomes the prologue to the future.

This exhibition presents images by over fifty photographers and is a ten-year retrospective of the work of the groundbreaking program The Aftermath Project, founded to help change the way media covers conflict.


Public Program

4:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 19, 2018
"War Is Only Half the Story", a talk by Sara Terry, photojournalist & founder of The Aftermath Project

Photojournalist Sara Terry will discuss the constellation of issues facing communities following the "resolution" of armed conflict, focusing on the work of The Aftermath Project. A groundbreaking non-profit organization founded by Terry, The Aftermath Project seeks to change the way media covers conflict through grants awarded to working photographers, exhibitions, and educational outreach.

Free & open to the public


Support for the presentation of this exhibition at UMBC is provided by the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency funded by the State of Maryland and the National Endowment for the Arts, the Friends of the Library & Gallery, the Libby Kuhn Endowment, and individual contributors.

War Is Only Half the Story is originated by The Aftermath Project, Los Angeles, and toured by Curatorial Assistance Traveling Exhibitions, Pasadena, California.



Check the Gallery hours before you plan your visit. Admission is free. For more information call 410-455-2270.

Past Gallery Exhibitions