pin1I have been meaning to post about today’s find – The Civil War 150 Pinhole Project – for some time now because it is so great.

The passion of New York-based photographer Michael Falco, the Civil War 150 Pinhole Project is the result of several years of recreating the American Civil War with the traditional camera from the period. Starting in 2011 as the 150th anniversary of the war began its four year arc, Mr. Falco and his pinhole cameras traveled around to capture old battlegrounds, reenactments and the landscape as it appears today, all evoking the history of the past. And it is amazing.

About the Civil War 150 Pinhole Project: “The American Civil War has been described as our country’s truly epic struggle, America’s Iliad. 150 years on, the echoes of this time can still be felt and seen on its battlefields. Our deep, familial connection to these landscapes are also echoed the country’s reenactment community. The past is present. Join photographer Michael Falco as he chronicles and visualizes the Civil War from the 19th century soldiers’ point of view and highlights the haunting beauty of the war’s battlefields with the poetry of the pinhole camera.”

pin2Civil War reenactors get a bad rap in popular culture. But I love that there are people out there that are so into our nation’s history that they keep it alive. The reenactments of battles honoring the 150th anniversary of the war provided the perfect opportunity for the Civil War 150 Pinhole Project. Now with the Pinhole Project now mostly completed, we have a treasure-trove of images that tell the story of our past in a new and exciting way.

Learn more about the Civil War 150 Pinhole Project here.

Check out the slide shows of the Civil War 150 Pinhole Project here.

Learn more about photographer Michael Falco and his pinhole cameras here.