A Civil War Dialogue will take place this evening, Wednesday, April 10, at 6:00 PM ($25). Novelist Geraldine Brooks and historian Tony Horwitz have both written about the Civil War-and are married to one another. They will discuss their work as well as their different approaches to the Civil War and the writing of history. The discussion will be moderated by Bill Goldstein, book critic for NBC’s Weekend Today in New York.
One of America’s most acclaimed writers and filmmakers, Sebastian Junger collaborated with award-winning photojournalist Tim Hetherington (who was later killed on assignment in Libya) on the Oscar-nominated documentary Restrepo (2010). Junger talks about documenting and photographing the modern battlefield, and about how the camera creates the narrative of war today.
Working in tandem with Jeff L. Rosenheim, curator of Photographs at the Museum, Paul D. Miller (a.k.a. DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid) presents a newly created piece for string ensemble with live-mixed electronic music and video using images from the exhibition.
Jeff Rosenheim leads a conversation with DJ Spooky and acclaimed photographer and filmmaker Susan Meiselas, who gained international acclaim through her coverage of the insurrection in Nicaragua and her documentation of human rights issues in Latin America. Reflecting on the exhibition, Photography and the American Civil War, the panel will explore issues of documentation, creation of history, narrative and the role of the artist at the intersection between art and war.
Documenting the Birthplace of Mathew Brady What follows is a guest essay by Glenn L. Pearsall who recently confirmed the birthplace of Civil War photographer Mathew Brady in Warren County, NY. The essay originally appeared in the […]
Remembering Gordon Parks In 100 Moments Gordon Parks bought his first camera in a pawn shop and got his first real photography job at the New Deal's Farm Security Administration (FSA).”American Gothic,” his bold […]