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.”

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