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Conflict and Consequence: Photographing War and Its Aftermath

January 18, 2017 through May 7, 2017
  • Susan Meiselas, Muchachos await counterattack by the National Guard, Matagalpa.
  • Dima Gavrysh, EOD (from the Inshallah series).
  • Kenneth Jarecke, Untitled (Army Trucks Near Burning Bunker).
  • Jim Lommasson, Anthropology Book.
  • Andrew Stanbridge, A doormat with the face of Bashar al-Assad, the president of Syria..
  • Sara Terry & Mariam X, Mariam's Story 11 (from the In My Life series).
  • Jonathan Torgovnik, Josette with her son, Thomas (from the Intended Consequences series).
  • Mosse, Drag
    Richard Mosse, Drag.
  • Tim Hetherington, Afghanistan, Korengal Valley. A soldier from 2nd platoon rests at the end of a day of heavy fighting at the 'Restrepo' outpost. The position was named after the medic Juan Restrepo from 2nd Platoon who was killed by insurgents in July 2007. .
  • Suzanne Opton, Soldier Birkholz: 353 Days in Iraq, 205 Days in Afghanistan.
  • Louie Palu, U.S. Marine Cpl. Joshua Wycka, age 21, Garmsir, Helmand, Afghanistan.

“War is only half the story.” –Sara Terry

Conflict and Consequence brings together more than seventy original photographs that illuminate the social and political complexities of the human condition during war and its aftermath. The exhibition focuses on the work of twelve international photographers who have dedicated their careers as journalists, documentarians, and artists to depicting the consequences of armed conflict: Dima Gavrysh, Tim Hetherington, Kenneth Jarecke, Jim Lommasson, Susan Meiselas, Richard Mosse, Suzanne Opton, Louie Palu, Andrew Stanbridge, Jonathan Torgovnik, and collaborators Sara Terry and Mariam X. Including objects from Sheldon’s permanent collection, the assembled images represent conflicts waged in Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Nicaragua, Rwanda, and Sierra Leone, among others.

Support for this exhibition and its programming provided by the Philip and Edith Leonian Foundation, Hixson-Lied Endowment, Cooper Foundation, and Sheldon Art Association.