The Other War is a photo and video project about young military widows from across the country. Our goal is to create honest and intimate portraits that will stand as a lasting testament to the “other side” of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

As the project progresses, we plan on bringing this work to the public with a traveling exhibition and publication of a book of the portraits and stories.


Get Involved


Interested in sharing your story?

If you are a widow or widower of these current wars and would like to collaborate with us, we’d love to hear from you today!

Contact Us

For more information, or to share your interest in participating, please email us!

info (at) otherwar (dot) com

Who We Are

Gina LeVay works both in the U.S. and abroad on editorial, commercial and independent projects. Her award-winning work “The Sandhog Project,” was exhibited as a large-scale photo and video installation at New York’s Grand Central Terminal and now a book entitled SANDHOGS (Powerhouse, Fall 2009). Gina is an adjunct professor at Fashion Institute of Technology and holds an MFA in Photography and Related Media from the School of Visual Arts. She currently is based in New York City.

The American Widow Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to the new generation of those who have lost the heroes of yesterday, today and tomorrow, with an emphasis on healing through sharing stories, tears and laughter………Military Widow to Military Widow.