Matthew Brandt

Matthew Brandt, 2018
Hardcover, 68 pages
Publisher: Yoffy Press
Dimensions: 10 x 8 inches

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.



  • Image: Matthew Brandt 1864
  • Image: Matthew Brandt 1864