Claudia Costa Pederson, Assistant Professor of Screen Studies, has published a feature interview entitled "The Veterans Book Project: A Conversation with Monica Haller" in Afterimage, The Journal of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism 41, no 2 (September, October).
This feature interview examines Monica Haller's project, The Veterans Book Project (2007-2013), a 50 volume series of books authored by veterans and Iraqi refugees. An investigation of the archive and its intersections with personal and social trauma, each book in the series consists of digital photos and texts.
These materials were assembled at various bookmaking workshops conducted by Haller in collaboration with individuals and organizations, including the Veterans Sanctuary in Ithaca. The books exist in electronic form and as on-demand publications. Haller is an artist trained in photography and digital media, currently living in NYC. Pederson curated Haller as a featured guest for the 2011 Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival at Ithaca College.