Friday, April 15, 2011

A Summer Day at Antietam

10Last June, I spent the better part of a day walking the fields at Antietam National Military Park, taking photos and soaking up the bright summer sun. However, at the same time, I was also taking advantage of the deep reflection visiting this battlefield always provides. It is such a beautiful, serene, pastoral place, but it is also one of great sacrifice and loss. It never fails to leave me feeling deeply humbled. I documented that visit in two essays (Part 1 and Part 2) last year, and recently decided to make a short video using my photos plus music that seemed to convey my sense of this place, with all its serenity and deep, underlying tragedy. I hope my creative efforts pass that feeling along to you.

Antietam Remembered

1 comment:

  1. Like Lincoln said at Gettysburg, we must never forget what they did here. That is a beautiful video. Thanks.