An Enduring Interest, The Photographs of Alexander Gardner by Brooks Johnson
Alexander Gardner’s words are an appropriate title for this first retrospective of his work. It was his hope that the Sketch Book would possess “an enduring interest.” His confidence has proven well-founded. Today, there would be little argument that these photographs are nothing short of fascinating. This catalogue and complementary exhibition and video will consider not only Gardner’s Civil War photographs but all of the work within his vast oeuvre. It is hoped that those photographs will also prove to be of an abiding interest.