How We Rebuild

This penetrating and transformative photography exhibition draws from twelve years of work created by grant winners and finalists from The Aftermath Project, a non-profit organization committed to telling the other half of war stories, after the conflicts have ended—what it takes for individuals to rebuild destroyed lives and homes, to restore civil societies, and to recover the heartbeat of humanity.

How We Rebuild is organized in three sections: a prologue that features conflict and post-conflict photos from Bosnia, and lays out the origin story of The Aftermath Project; a suite of images by four photographers who explore historical American aftermaths; and an international “wall of humanity” featuring post-conflict images from around the world.

The photos selected for How We Rebuild have been curated as a way to center and reflect on the human stories and memories that define us. The exhibition will be supported by visual literacy frameworks and a plethora of public programming tools to help hosting venues plan meaningful community engagement—engagement focused on the roles that visual narratives can play in helping communities heal.

This beautiful assembly of images of hope, agency, and resilience includes work by Aftermath Project founder Sara Terry, war photographer Ron Haviv, 2019 grant winner Glenna Gordon, 2016 grant winner Nina Berman, 2012 grant winner Andrew Lichtenstein, 2010 finalist Jessica Hines and additional Aftermath Project grant winners and finalists.

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Tour Schedule

How We Rebuild—Using Visual Narratives to Transcend Conflict and Help Communities Heal will tour January 2023 through January 2028. The dates below reflect seven-week exhibition periods. Dates are subject to change; please contact MoreArt@maaa.org or (800) 473-3872 x208/209 for current availability.

  • January 28–March 16, 2023 State University of New York Oswego
    Oswego, NY
    booked
  • April 6–May 25, 2023
    available
  • June 16–August 11, 2023
    available
  • September 1–October 20, 2023 Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Museum
    Enid, OK
    booked
  • November 10, 2023–January 7, 2024
    available
  • January 28–March 16, 2024 University of Arkansas-Pulaski Tech College
    North Little Rock, AR
    pending
  • April 6–May 25, 2024 Portsmouth Cultural Center
    Portsmouth, VA
    pending
  • June 16–August 11, 2024
    available
  • September 1, 2024–January 7, 2025 Oklahoma State University Museum of Art
    Stillwater, OK
    booked
  • January 28–March 16, 2025 Refurbishment
    Kansas City, MO
    booked
  • April 6–May 25, 2025
    available
  • June 16–August 11, 2025
    available
  • September 1–October 20, 2025
    available
  • November 10, 2025–January 7, 2026
    available
  • January 28–March 16, 2026
    available
  • April 6–May 25, 2026
    available
  • June 16–August 11, 2026
    available
  • September 1–October 20, 2026
    available
  • November 26, 2026–January 7, 2027
    available
  • January 28–March 16, 2027
    available
  • April 6–May 25, 2027
    available
  • June 16–August 11, 2027
    available
  • September 1–October 20, 2027
    available
  • November 10, 2027–January 7, 2028
    available

Exhibition Details

  • Content

    forty-six photographic images

  • Curated By

    Sara Terry

  • Organized By

    ExhibitsUSA

  • Out-of-Region Rental Fee

    $5,200

  • In-Region Rental Fee

    $3,120

  • Duration

    7-week display

  • Shipping

    Common Carrier

  • Running Feet

    250

  • Square Feet

  • Security

    Limited

  • Number of Crates/Total Weight

    Two estimated crates/TBD

  • Insurance

    The exhibition is fully insured by ExhibitsUSA at no additional expense to you, both while installed and during transit.