Exhibition Featuring Parkland Survival Stories Takes Healing Message Beyond Broward

August 24, 2021
The "Anguish in the Aftermath" exhibition features portraits and audio recordings of students, teachers and others affected by the 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

The powerful “Anguish in the Aftermath” exhibition, featuring survivors’ stories from the 2018 Parkland school shooting, is taking its important lessons about healing on the road again – this time to college students in Texas.

This emotional and impactful exhibition began as a mix of portraits and audio recordings of students, teachers and others affected by the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, which claimed 17 lives and injured 17 others.

With support from the Community Foundation of Broward, photojournalist Ian Witlen in 2019 debuted his exhibition at the Coral Springs Museum of Art. And in 2020, a traveling version of the “Anguish in the Aftermath” exhibition was on display at the Florida State Capitol Building in Tallahassee, to remind lawmakers and Capitol visitors of the lasting ramifications of the shooting.

Now an updated version of the exhibition will be displayed at Texas A&M University’s San Antonio campus, starting in November. The exhibition’s black and white portraits along with captions telling survivors’ stories will be printed on banners that will hang along a busy campus walkway.

Also, plans call for a Q&A-style discussion with students about “Anguish in the Aftermath” and Ian Witlen will be speaking with different university departments about the project.

Click here to see a video about “Anguish in the Aftermath” and to get a closer look at this exhibition that helps our community heal from one of Broward’s greatest tragedies.

Photojournalist Ian Witlen created the "Anguish in the Aftermath" exhibition with support from the Community Foundation of Broward.
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