Modern Civil War photography on view at Warehouse Row in Chattanooga

By Staff Report Article posted on Mon. Jan. 7th, 2013
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A story on "State of the Union" will be featured inside Sunday's Life section.

An 18-piece collection of modern Civil War photography by artist Gregg Segal will be on display through Jan. 31 at Warehouse Row, 1110 Market St.

"State of the Union" is set up as a strolling exhibit, with pieces displayed throughout the first floor of the center's North and South buildings. It is open for viewing during normal business hours, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

"The walls of our beautifully restored historic buildings, which stands on the land where Union forces constructed a stone fort during the war, are the perfect backdrop for a thought-provoking exhibit about the Civil War and modern culture," said Kelly Scott, leasing manager.

According to Segal, "State of the Union" is meant to evoke reflection on America's past and present and demonstrate the juxtaposition of two contrastive eras: an idealized Civil War embodied by period re-enactors and the commercialism of contemporary life.

Segal worked with Robert Lee Hodge, a central figure among re-enactors and widely recognized as an authority on the Civil War. Over the course of a year, Hodge guided Segal to the actual sites of specific battles in Virginia, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Kentucky and Tennessee.

One photograph in the exhibit was shot in Chattanooga, where the Battle of Orchard Knob took place in November 1863.

For more information, call 267-1127.

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