Witness: Photographs of a Nation Divided (MMTH Gallery, Jan 23 – Mar 29)


Civil War enthusiasts, people interested in American History and photographers who want to explore the beginning of photojournalism will want to mark their calendars for later this month when an exhibit opens at Western Kentucky University featuring 3D images  in a multimedia environment as well as reproduction photographs from the Civil War era.

  • Wed,  Jan 23 – Fri, Mar 29, 9am-5pm, Mass Media & Technology Hall (MMTH) Gallery & Atrium (closed during Spring Break, Mar 11 -15)
  • Wed, Jan 23, 7pm: special sneak-peak & keynote presentation from Potter College Dean David Lee (swipeable)
  • free & open to the public

The show will feature a collection of over 60 Civil War images looking at the portfolios of several well-known and some more obscure photographers as well as a re-creation of Matthew Brady’s 1862 New York City gallery  called “The Dead of Antietam”  documenting the Battle of Antietam. The Sept. 17, 1862, battle at Sharpsburg, Md., is known as the bloodiest single day in American military history.

(Source: Email from Tim Broekema. Associate Professor, WKU Photojournalism, 270-745-3005)


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