Aiken, South Carolina
       
     
     THUMBNAIL GALLERY   The idea of history repeating itself generally means that recognizing mistakes of the past prevents their recurrence.  Current political and cultural polarization in the United States seems to have blinded us to the effects of our terrible historical schisms—divisions that led to the horrific and devastating events of the American Civil War and which, having not been recognized and resolved, seem determined to repeat themselves.  The current political divide in this country is not dissimilar to that of mid-nineteenth-century America.  And once again, political leaders today, as before, appear incapable of lasting and effective resolutions.    Perspectives on the Civil War and contemporary culture are many and are deeply engrained in our heritage.  Prying open and examining viewpoints objectively is exceedingly difficult, but it is nevertheless an essential responsibility for all citizens if we are to recover any possibility of cultural and political cohesion.  My goals are to create landscapes that come alive with the acts of war, and cause, at least, contemplation of the nature of being American, to allow understanding, communication, and cooperation with fellow citizens.  These photographs are an attempt to preserve American history, not to relish it, but recognize its cyclical nature and to derail that seemingly inevitable tendency for repetition.
       
     
Anietam, Maryland
       
     
Chickamauga, Georgia
       
     
Cedar Mountain, Virginia
       
     
Vicksburg, Mississippi
       
     
Averasboro, North Carolina
       
     
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
       
     
Falling Waters, West Virginia
       
     
Boonsboro, Maryland
       
     
Lookout Mountain, Tennessee
       
     
Whitestone Hill, North Dakota
       
     
South Mountain at Foxs Gap, Maryland
       
     
Blackburns Ford, Virginia
       
     
Bull Run, Virginia
       
     
Balls Bluff, Virginia
       
     
Black River Bridge, Mississippi
       
     
Carnifex Ferry, West Virginia
       
     
The Wilderness, Virginia
       
     
Rocky Face Ridge, Georgia
       
     
Ringgold Gap, Georgia
       
     
Stones River, Tennessee
       
     
Allatoona Pass, Georgia
       
     
Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia
       
     
Picacho Peak, Arizona
       
     
Bulls Gap, Tennessee
       
     
Killdeer Mountain, North Dakota
       
     
Olustee, Florida
       
     
Mobile Bay, Alabama
       
     
Valverde, New Mexico
       
     
Chalk Bluff, Missouri
       
     
Cabin Creek, Oklahoma
       
     
Fredericksburg, Virginia
       
     
Cloyds Mountain, Virginia
       
     
Sand Creek, CO
       
     
Arkansas Post, Arkansas
       
     
Santa Rosa Island, Florida
       
     
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
       
     
Monacacy, Maryland
       
     
Shiloh, Tennessee
       
     
Fort Pillow, Tennessee
       
     
Cedar Creek, Virginia
       
     
Chancellorsville, Virginia
       
     
Cove Mountain, Virginia
       
     
Coffee Hill, Virginia
       
     
Kocks Plantation, Louisiana
       
     
Sailors Creek, Virginia
       
     
Wood Lake, Minnesota
       
     
Palmito Ranch, Texas
       
     
Aiken, South Carolina
       
     
Aiken, South Carolina
     THUMBNAIL GALLERY   The idea of history repeating itself generally means that recognizing mistakes of the past prevents their recurrence.  Current political and cultural polarization in the United States seems to have blinded us to the effects of our terrible historical schisms—divisions that led to the horrific and devastating events of the American Civil War and which, having not been recognized and resolved, seem determined to repeat themselves.  The current political divide in this country is not dissimilar to that of mid-nineteenth-century America.  And once again, political leaders today, as before, appear incapable of lasting and effective resolutions.    Perspectives on the Civil War and contemporary culture are many and are deeply engrained in our heritage.  Prying open and examining viewpoints objectively is exceedingly difficult, but it is nevertheless an essential responsibility for all citizens if we are to recover any possibility of cultural and political cohesion.  My goals are to create landscapes that come alive with the acts of war, and cause, at least, contemplation of the nature of being American, to allow understanding, communication, and cooperation with fellow citizens.  These photographs are an attempt to preserve American history, not to relish it, but recognize its cyclical nature and to derail that seemingly inevitable tendency for repetition.
       
     

 

THUMBNAIL GALLERY

The idea of history repeating itself generally means that recognizing mistakes of the past prevents their recurrence.  Current political and cultural polarization in the United States seems to have blinded us to the effects of our terrible historical schisms—divisions that led to the horrific and devastating events of the American Civil War and which, having not been recognized and resolved, seem determined to repeat themselves.  The current political divide in this country is not dissimilar to that of mid-nineteenth-century America.  And once again, political leaders today, as before, appear incapable of lasting and effective resolutions.  

Perspectives on the Civil War and contemporary culture are many and are deeply engrained in our heritage.  Prying open and examining viewpoints objectively is exceedingly difficult, but it is nevertheless an essential responsibility for all citizens if we are to recover any possibility of cultural and political cohesion.  My goals are to create landscapes that come alive with the acts of war, and cause, at least, contemplation of the nature of being American, to allow understanding, communication, and cooperation with fellow citizens.  These photographs are an attempt to preserve American history, not to relish it, but recognize its cyclical nature and to derail that seemingly inevitable tendency for repetition.

Anietam, Maryland
       
     
Anietam, Maryland
Chickamauga, Georgia
       
     
Chickamauga, Georgia
Cedar Mountain, Virginia
       
     
Cedar Mountain, Virginia
Vicksburg, Mississippi
       
     
Vicksburg, Mississippi
Averasboro, North Carolina
       
     
Averasboro, North Carolina
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
       
     
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
Falling Waters, West Virginia
       
     
Falling Waters, West Virginia
Boonsboro, Maryland
       
     
Boonsboro, Maryland
Lookout Mountain, Tennessee
       
     
Lookout Mountain, Tennessee
Whitestone Hill, North Dakota
       
     
Whitestone Hill, North Dakota
South Mountain at Foxs Gap, Maryland
       
     
South Mountain at Foxs Gap, Maryland
Blackburns Ford, Virginia
       
     
Blackburns Ford, Virginia
Bull Run, Virginia
       
     
Bull Run, Virginia
Balls Bluff, Virginia
       
     
Balls Bluff, Virginia
Black River Bridge, Mississippi
       
     
Black River Bridge, Mississippi
Carnifex Ferry, West Virginia
       
     
Carnifex Ferry, West Virginia
The Wilderness, Virginia
       
     
The Wilderness, Virginia
Rocky Face Ridge, Georgia
       
     
Rocky Face Ridge, Georgia
Ringgold Gap, Georgia
       
     
Ringgold Gap, Georgia
Stones River, Tennessee
       
     
Stones River, Tennessee
Allatoona Pass, Georgia
       
     
Allatoona Pass, Georgia
Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia
       
     
Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia
Picacho Peak, Arizona
       
     
Picacho Peak, Arizona
Bulls Gap, Tennessee
       
     
Bulls Gap, Tennessee
Killdeer Mountain, North Dakota
       
     
Killdeer Mountain, North Dakota
Olustee, Florida
       
     
Olustee, Florida
Mobile Bay, Alabama
       
     
Mobile Bay, Alabama
Valverde, New Mexico
       
     
Valverde, New Mexico
Chalk Bluff, Missouri
       
     
Chalk Bluff, Missouri
Cabin Creek, Oklahoma
       
     
Cabin Creek, Oklahoma
Fredericksburg, Virginia
       
     
Fredericksburg, Virginia
Cloyds Mountain, Virginia
       
     
Cloyds Mountain, Virginia
Sand Creek, CO
       
     
Sand Creek, CO
Arkansas Post, Arkansas
       
     
Arkansas Post, Arkansas
Santa Rosa Island, Florida
       
     
Santa Rosa Island, Florida
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
       
     
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Monacacy, Maryland
       
     
Monacacy, Maryland
Shiloh, Tennessee
       
     
Shiloh, Tennessee
Fort Pillow, Tennessee
       
     
Fort Pillow, Tennessee
Cedar Creek, Virginia
       
     
Cedar Creek, Virginia
Chancellorsville, Virginia
       
     
Chancellorsville, Virginia
Cove Mountain, Virginia
       
     
Cove Mountain, Virginia
Coffee Hill, Virginia
       
     
Coffee Hill, Virginia
Kocks Plantation, Louisiana
       
     
Kocks Plantation, Louisiana
Sailors Creek, Virginia
       
     
Sailors Creek, Virginia
Wood Lake, Minnesota
       
     
Wood Lake, Minnesota
Palmito Ranch, Texas
       
     
Palmito Ranch, Texas