Posts Tagged ‘Alexander Gardner’

Reviewed: Civil War Photographs and Tim Hetherington at the Corcoran Gallery of Art

The Corcoran Gallery of Art is smart to have paired an exhibit of Civil War photographs with images from the war in Afghanistan: The artistic techniques are far more advanced than they were 150 years ago, but the battlefields they depict are timelessly grim. The Civil War collection is more scattershot—the modest-sized survey includes works [...]

Long Exposure: A New Exhibit Takes an Incomplete View of Timothy O’Sullivan

Shoshone Falls, Snake River, Idaho, View Across the Top of the Falls, 1874
The photographer Timothy O’Sullivan arose from obscurity, and he died there. Best known for documenting the landscape of the Western United States in the 1860s and 1870s, he was born in Ireland, emigrated to the U.S. when he was 2, and settled, at [...]