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21/9/2012

The angles of Antietam: Stunning pictures that retrace the steps of ground-breaking Civil War photographer shot in exact same spots 150 years after bloodiest battle

To mark the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam – the bloodiest single day in American military history – photographer Todd Harrington has retraced the steps of ground-breaking Civil War photographer Alexander Gardner.

Photographic history changed forever at Antietam, as Gardner did something no one had done before and turned the lens on the grim reality of war, showing dead soldiers awaiting burial.

Present-day photographer Harrington was set a brief to capture the same scenes for the Sesquicentennial, minus the bodies of fallen soldiers, to document how the landscapes have changed. for more click here

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