Just for You
The Gallery at the Ann Felton Multicultural CenterJanuary 19 – Tuesday, February 23, 2016Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.Opening Reception: Wednesday, January 20, 11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Veterans Book Project is an artwork created by Monica Haller
(Guggenheim Fellow 2010). The Veterans Book Project (VBP) consists of
50 soft-cover books, each written by a veteran, a member of a veteran’s
family, or an Iraqi or Afghan civilian or refugee. As an exhibition, the
purpose of the VBP is to stimulate honest nonpartisan discussions about
In 2005, motivated by a desire to understand the wars in
Iraq and Afghanistan, Haller began asking veterans and others with
first-hand experience of war to help her learn from their experiences.
After finishing her first artwork devoted to this research, Riley and
His Story (Paris: Onestar Press, 2009), Haller began facilitating
book-making workshops around the country. She and a team of editors
helped veterans organize their personal archives of photographs and
their writing into manuscripts. The manuscripts were then published as
print-on-demand, softbound books and as free digital downloads. These
volumes comprise the VPB library. The books are designed to be read
quickly, to give viewers/readers an immediate sense of the realities of
war through photographs and first person narratives.
*This exhibition is on loan by Weeks Gallery at SUNY Jamestown Community College.
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