I shot these photos at a Civil War reenactment at
Letchworth State Park New York on May 20, 2017.
Some of these will be support photos in my upcoming
photo-essay show for Rochester's First Friday Gallery Night
at the Montanus Gallery in Rochester, NY in August.
I've never attended a Civil War reenactment. It seems an odd
event, but one that I found to be oddly thought provoking.
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"A call to arms is a singularly
devastating event that can only
be reconciled through survival or death.
Neither are certain."
In Doubt/In Prayer
as we keep you in our steed we anguish over
destiny, and bitter that this is so.
the anarchy of living is having no extant guide
to offer meaning for the presumed grand scheme,
for the aftermath unseen.
"Glory in death exists only for the redemption
of those left behind."
"Of all the human qualities that survive war,
innocence is not among them."
"I laugh because I must not cry."
Photos/Original Text © Rick Burnett Baker
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