"In War's Wake: The Aftermath Of Iraq And Afghanistan," Featured Speaker Ashley Gilbertson

AUSTIN, TX (May 3, 2013) – "In War's Wake: The Aftermath Of Iraq And Afghanistan," and exhibition presented by The Homecoming Project, opens on Saturday, May 18 from 6 to 10pm at The Dougherty Arts Center in Austin.

The exhibit chronicles the lives of U.S. service members and veterans with photographs and stories composed by veterans and photojournalists. The exhibition was curated by DJ Stout of Pentagram, Leslie Baldwin, director of photography for Texas Monthly Magazine, and Erin Trieb, director of The Homecoming Project. Co-curators are veterans Joseph Bullard and Andrew Wade Nunn.   

In conjunction with the opening, The Homecoming Project will host an artist lecture by conflict photojournalist Ashley Gilbertson at 7pm, followed by a panel discussion of Austin's leading voices in the veteran community. Confirmed panelists include Gilbertson, Trieb, Hope for Heroes Director and veteran Sean Hanna, Veteran's Affairs of Austin Director Dr. Sharon Wills, and veteran activist and photographer Andrew Wade Nunn. 

Panelists will discuss topics such as war and combat, challenges facing today's veterans, the effects of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and positive solutions in the veteran community. The discussion will be followed by a Q&A session.  

Admission to the gallery is free and open to the public.

Admission to the Artist Talk and Panel Discussion is $10. Tickets are limited and can be purchased online through Buy Tickets Now. Tickets can also be purchased at the door if available.