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Images of War – The Evolution of Wartime Censorship
September 14, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT| Pay-What-You-Please
Join us at the Pry House on Saturday, September 14th as the creator of “War On Our Doorsteps” speaks about Alexander Gardner’s Antietam photographs and war-time censorship throughout American history.
Exhibit creator Bob Kozak will be discussing the legacy of Alexander Gardener’s haunting Antietam photographs and how media censorship during war-time evolved from the Civil War through 20th century conflicts.
The program will begin at 11:00 AM in the Pry Barn at the Pry House Field Hospital Museum. This is a “pay-what-you-please” event and donations for the museum will be collected at the end of the program. There is a separate suggested donation of $3 to tour the Pry House.
“Bringing the War to Our Doorsteps” is a temporary installation at the Pry House restaging the exhibition of Alexander Gardner’s photographs taken at Antietam in September 1862. It is a rare chance for visitors to experience what viewers did more than 155 years ago as the Civil War raged.
Display prints have been made to the same dimensions and style of the originals from high-definition digital files made available by the Library of Congress. To enhance the visitor’s experience, there will be a 3-D theatre to view the photos, which were shot with stereoscopic cameras, in the way they were originally intended. Its purpose is to explore the evolving view of war-time photography from the Civil War to today and how modern media has contributed to American attitudes about armed conflict.