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Alayna Wool Awarded Women of Peace Award

Wool Honored for Photographic Documentary Archiving Images of Victims of Armed Conflict in Rural Guatemalan Village

Posted 12.31.10 by MICA communications

Elle Perez '11, "Michael," 2010.

Alayna Wool '05 (general sculptural studies) received a 2010 Women of Peace Award for her photographic documentary Collective Photographic Memory of the Surviving Achi's in Rabinal, Guatemala by the Women's Peacepower Foundation, Inc. In honoring Wool, the organization stated, "Alayna is dedicated to using her talent as an artist to bring peace around the world even at her own personal risk. Her current volunteer project has been living in a rural Guatemalan village for three years, where she has been creating a photographic archive of the victims of the armed conflict in the town of Rabinal. Her efforts are helping the survivors disseminate impunity and assists with their court cases." The public installation created by Wool contains over 2000 rescued photographs of victims of the internal armed conflict.

Wool is also a recipient of a 2010 Amy Adina Schulman Memorial Fund grant, a 2010 John and Dorothy Missionary grant, and an International Peace Research Association Foundation grant. Her work in Guatemala can be seen at www.viviendohistoria.com.