1864 1864 1864 1864

Matthew Brandt

1864

Yoffy Press, Atlanta — 2018
SFr. 36.00
Pages: 64
Edition: 350
Dimensions: 26 x 21 cm
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-943948-11-6

In 1864, Matthew Brandt recreates George N. Barnard’s 19th century images of a devastated, post-Sherman Atlanta. Using source imagery housed at the Library of Congress, he makes new albumen photographs from Barnard’s images.

Fortifying the foundational ingredients of the 19th-century albumen print — egg whites, silver nitrate, and salt — with peaches, sugar, flour, cinnamon, and butter, Brandt plays with external assumptions about the South, at the same time revealing a complex understanding of the complicated history his project explores.

Photographs by Matthew Brandt
Essay by Gregory J. Harris

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