As the Aftermath Project opens the application cycle for its 2021 grant, VII Emeritus member Sara Terry—the founder and director of The Aftermath Project—hosts four online talks with Aftermath Project photographers. Grant winners Nina Berman, Glenna Gordon, and Andrew Lichtenstein, and finalist Jessica Hines join Sara one-on-one to discuss their projects and share images from their work. Sara also provides insights into what elements made the projects and proposals so compelling to the judges. In this lecture, Glenna Gordon talks about her Aftermath Project, “American Women,” which she describes as her, “attempt to understand the women at the forefront of the battle for America’s soul, in the ongoing aftermath of America’s unhealed wounds from the Civil War.”
This lecture was originally hosted at VII Interactive, a new resource for sharing insights and information on the craft of visual storytelling. We are building different platforms within the VII ecosystem, where the public can engage directly, online with a live instructor. VII Interactive offers programming that is free and available to everyone, in addition to paid classes and individual mentoring that can be fashioned to your needs.