Thursday, March 20, 2014

Life After War: Photography and Oral Histories of Coming Home at Tualatin Library

When does a war end? Does it ever? Many returning soldiers bring wars back with them, and these wars can reach beyond the battlefield, infiltrating the very thing that defines comfort and safety: home.

Join the Tualatin Library and photographer Jim Lommasson Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. for a free conversation about Life After War.  Lommasson has collected oral histories from returning soldiers and documented their struggles at home. In this conversation, participants will consider the wars at home faced not only by returning veterans, but also by communities at large.

Jim Lommasson is a freelance photographer who received the Dorothea Lange–Paul Taylor Prize for his first book, Shadow Boxers: Sweat, Sacrifice & the Will to Survive in American Boxing Gyms. His second book is Pentimento: Portland’s Lost and Found Carousel. Lommasson is currently working on a book and traveling exhibition about American veterans from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars called Exit Wounds: Soldiers' Stories—Life after Iraq and Afghanistan.