Echoes of the Civil War


Echoes of the Civil War
Michael Falco

Oct 7 - Oct 31, 2016

Opening Reception
Friday, October 7, 2016
6pm - 10pm

In 2011, photographer Michael Falco began a four-year journey to explore what remains of America’s Civil War landscape. Arguably the most important event in United States history, Falco discovered there was no need for time traveling – what was discovered was not only the war’s battlefields untouched by time, but descendants returning to the fields dressed in the guise of their great great grandfathers.

The revelation that the Civil War reenactment community had familial connections to these monumental events led Falco to become a re-enactor himself. Once immersed in the culture, Falco captured reenactments from the front lines to provide a soldier’s perspective. Photographed with homemade large format pinhole cameras, the images were combined with landscape photos of the battlefields to create a present-day visual narrative.