Fishtrap brings Jim Lommasson to Wallowa County in partnership with Oregon Humanities’ Conversation Project program. Lommasson is the author of, Exit Wounds: Soldiers’ Stories—Life after Iraq and Afghanistan. He will provide an interactive conversation with photographs and stories where audience members are encouraged to add to the discussion.
The Big Read Presents: Life After War: Photography & Oral Histories of Coming Home with Jim Lommasson. 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. Photographer Jim 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.