Lauren Weinberg, Art and Design editor at Time Out Chicago, wrote an article on the Justseeds RESOURCED and “Operation Exposure” show at the In These Times building that opens today – December 9th. She writes:
“In January 2006, two days before her second deployment to Iraq, 21-year-old Army specialist Suzanne Swift went AWOL. Arrested six months later at her Oregon home, Swift claimed she ran away because she suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder—and because she’d experienced months of sexual harassment from three men in her unit.
Last month, you might have seen Swift in Chicago: not the soldier-turned-activist herself, but her portrait. The Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative and Iraq Veterans Against the War used Swift’s image to illustrate a poster about military sexual trauma. It’s one of 20 prints the two groups created for their collaboration Operation Exposure, which raises awareness of the redeployment of traumatized troops.”