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Who is Lori Grinker?
A native New Yorker, Lori Grinker's work to date, has been more social-humanistic in nature and has been featured in a multitude of magazines and books throughout the world. Her photographs have been exhibited in The United States, Europe, and Asia, and are in several private and public collections including the Portland Museum of Art, the Houston Museum of Fine Art, the Cleveland Museum of Fine Arts, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the International Center of Photography in New York City. A frequent lecturer, she now teaches at ICP. (International Center of Photography)
AFTERWAR by Lori Grinker
The 20th Century was one of history's deadliest. Over 100 million people died in war, and countless others were wounded as nationalism, competing ideologies, and genocidal conflicts raged from Europe, through Asia to Africa and the Americas.
In this profound photoessay, photojournalist Lori Grinker, asks us to reflect upon the complex social, economic and political conditions of war, by documenting the thoughts and images of men, women and children who have served on the frontlines of every major conflict of the 20th century.
An exhibition of large scale color photographs is touring North America, Europe and Asia through 2010 accompanied by the artist's recent book of the same title, which includes her interviews with the veterans.
Photograph of Dani Shimoni
This man is a veteran of the Israeli invasion of Lebanon. (1982-85) The photo was taken at Beit Halochem "The Warriors Home." Tel Aviv, Israel. March, 1995. "I don't believe in land, I believe in life. I have a lot of friends who are smelling the flowers from underground."
Project 4 Gallery, Washington, D.C.
Exhibit February 25 April 1, 2006
The Project 4 exhibit, Grinker's first in Washington, D.C., showcases some two dozen chromogenic prints. With its intimate images and powerful voices, Afterwar has a natural educational dimension, one that is accessible to school-age children, university students and adults.
International Center of Photography
Exhibit December 9 February 26, 2006
The Body at Risk explores ten significant photographic projects from the last one hundred years that depict the vulnerabilities of the human condition. The exhibition shows how individual lives are shaped by a range of challenging circumstances, including war.
NEW YORK TIMES
Photography Review | 'The Body at Risk'
Grace Glueck, December 12, 2005
With war photographs confronting us daily, do we need an exhibition to remind us of the body's vulnerability? It's a gloomy picture and "The Body at Risk: Photography of Disorder, Illness and Healing" at the International Center of Photography is not for the squeamish.
One of the sections that is most painful in its immediacy and the only one in color presents images from Lori Grinker's long-running project about war veterans. Addressing the lasting effects of war on the surviving wounded, it doesn't stint in its depiction of maimed bodies.
CHRIS HEDGES, Author
LA Times, January 30, 2005
My father and three of my uncles fought in World War II. I grew up in the shadow of the war. But it was not the romantic war of movies and books, although this romance infected me, but the war of the emotionally and physically maimed.
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SUSAN SONTAG, Author
The span and scope of war, of some of the recent sufferings that human beings have inflicted on one another; it is valuable to be reminded of this, as we are by these lucid, irrefutable pictures.
BILL MOYERS, Host of NOW
There is a sensitivity in Lori's work that is rare, and I am not alone in feeling so. Her pictures are deeply human and historical. After War is one of the most compelling visual projects that I have seen on the subject of war and peace.