My Story takes a day to acknowledge a not-for-profit organization called Know War, an important project aimed at helping all of us understand the reality and the impact of war. The first part of this project is seen above, a photograph of what the American death toll in Iraq looks like. This photograph was taken by New York photographer Zach Gold, who arranged the event himself, using as a backdrop the desert of California.
In addition to the photographic memorial, Know War's mission is to generate an archive of personal testimony and reaction to war. Many of us feel fundamentally disconnected from the reality of combat. Most of us are growing numb to the pain and brutality and deep suffering that accompanies battle.
Know War aims to bring the war home. To make the pain and suffering real and alive. The project offers a forum through which all those affected by war, any war, can share their experiences. Know War is seeking firsthand accounts, essays, combat journals, letters home, interviews, photographs, and any of your thoughts regarding war. You are asked to submit emails or Word documents, PDFs, JPEGs or Quicktime attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org, and specify whether you request anonymity. All submissions will be posted on www.knowwar.com
To make a donation to Know War, Please send checks to: Know War 74 South 1st St. Ground Floor Brooklyn, NY 11211 718 384 6986 phone 646.452.3390 fax www.knowwar.com email@example.com
Thanks to Zach Gold for making this project come alive!