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Photography and the American Civil War 

When: Sept. 27-Jan. 5 2014
Phone: (843) 722-2706
Price: $9/adults, $7/seniors, students, and military, $5/children ages 6-12, Free/children under 6
www.gibbesmuseum.org
The Vietnam War was groundbreaking for the way it brought images of war into people’s homes, but it was the Civil War, the first major war to be extensively photographed, that initially gave those on the homefront a view of life on the battlefield. You’ll be able to see more than 200 images from the war this fall at the Gibbes, when they host the traveling exhibition Photography and the American Civil War. The exhibit is organized by the Metropolitan Museum of Art and features images from their collection as well as private collections across the country. “In many ways, this exhibition is about the birth of photojournalism,” says Pam Wall, head curator at the Gibbes. “Photography was a real game changer during this incredibly significant moment in American history ... I think this exhibition will help people to think about the Civil War in ways they may not have considered, particularly how the making and distribution of images helped shape public perception of the war.” —Elizabeth Pandolfi

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