“Photographing Our Civil War Battlefields” presented by Chris Heisey
Join photographer Chris Heisey on January 8, 2019, when he presents a program: Photographing Our Civil War Battlefields to the Civil War Roundtable of Eastern PA. He will share 70 of his evocative contemporary battlefield images of hallowed grounds that range from Vicksburg, Mississippi, to Gettysburg. He will provide battle historical anecdotes as well as share his personal experiences while shooting his imagery over the past three decades.
Chris Heisey’s images have appeared in more than 200 publications and media productions worldwide. He has co-authored two previous books, Gettysburg: This Hallowed Ground with Kent Gramm and In the Footsteps of Grant and Lee: Wilderness thorough Cold Harbor, with Gordon Rhea. The forthcoming Gettysburg: The Living and the Dead, co-authored with Kent Gramm, will be released by Southern Illinois University Press in May 2019. Over the past 30 years, he has visited some 380 American battlefields and supports several historic preservation groups whose mission is to save threatened hallowed grounds. He works for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, where he is a photojournalist and writer.