Report from the Front

Art criticism, sometimes with context, occasional politics. Published in hard copy 5-7 times a year. New shows: "events;" hard-copy rates & how to support the online edition: "works."


August 2, 2013

Tags: Alexander Gardner, George N. Barnard, Timothy H. O'Sullivan, Reed Brockway Bontecou

Reed Brockway Bontecou (American, 1824-1907). Union Private John Parmenter, Company G, Sixty-Seventh Pennsylvania Volunteers. June 21, 1865. Albumen silver print from glass negative. Carte-de-visite. Collection Stanley B. Burns, M. D. Image (c) The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
The second show this summer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art devoted to the War Between the States is called “Photography and the American Civil War.” It includes more than 200 photographs, and was organized by the Met’s Jeff L. Rosenheim (also through September 2 at the Met; thereafter at the Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston SC, from September 27 through January 5, 2014, and the New Orleans Museum of Art, (more…)