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War Memoranda: Photography, Walt Whitman, and Renewal by Binh Danh and Robert Schultz

War Memoranda probes the question “How do Americans remember war?” with soldiers’ portraits developed in the flesh of leaves, battlefield landscapes photographed using 19th-century technologies, and war poems of intimate reflection.“The real war will never get in the books,” Walt Whitman declared. In response, photographer Binh Danh and poet Robert Schultz have drawn upon Whitman’s poetry and prose, as well as striking historical portraits of soldiers, to create daguerreotypes, chlorophyll prints, cyanotypes, artist’s books, and poems that contemplate American wars past and present.This exhibition is offered concurrently with Afghan War Rugs: The Modern Art of Central Asia. It was organized by the Taubman Museum, Roanoke, VA.