In 1864, Matthew Brandt recreates George N. Barnard’s 19th century images of a devastated, post-Sherman Atlanta. Using source imagery housed at the Library of Congress, he makes new albumen photographs from Barnard’s images.
Fortifying the foundational ingredients of the 19th-century albumen print — egg whites, silver nitrate, and salt — with peaches, sugar, flour, cinnamon, and butter, Brandt plays with external assumptions about the South, at the same time revealing a complex understanding of the complicated history his project explores.
Released March 2018
Photographs by Matthew Brandt
Essay by Gregory J. Harris
Hardcover, 10x8 inches
64 pages / 28 images
Edition of 350
Trade Edition: $50.00
1864 Collector's Edition
This Collector's Edition includes the hardcover monograph, 1864, and one of these 14 unique prints, created by Matthew Brandt exclusively for this special edition. Each print is signed and numbered by Matthew Brandt and was created through an albumen process incorporating the peach pie ingredients pictured in this still life.
About the Collector's Edition print
image size: 6.5 x 8 inches on 7 x 8.5 inch paper
unique albumen prints
edition of 14 + 3 APs
Collector's Edition: $1500.00
Because each image is unique, Collector's Edition photographs will be selected on a first come, first served basis.
About Matthew Brandt
Work by Matthew Brandt is in the permanent collections of Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; Brooklyn Museum, New York; and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, among others. Matthew Brandt was one of seven artists featured in the 2015 exhibition at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Light, Paper, Process: Reinventing Photography. A solo exhibition of his work, Sticky/Dusty/Wet, was presented by the Columbus Museum of Art and traveled to the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art in 2014. Brandt's first monograph, Lakes and Reservoirs, co-published by Damiani and Yossi Milo Gallery, was released in Fall 2014. Brandt was born in California in 1982 and received his BFA from The Cooper Union in New York and his MFA from UCLA. He currently lives and works in Los Angeles.