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The Scot Who Shot the American Civil War

Photojournalist David Hume Kennerly looks back at the work of Paisley-born Alexander Gardner, who in September 1862 took a series of battlefield photographs that shocked America.

In September 1862, Paisley-born photographer Alexander Gardner took a series of battlefield photographs that shocked America. His images of dead soldiers at Antietam revolutionised the way Americans saw their Civil War.

Gardner would also capture the most revealing portraits of President Abraham Lincoln. Pulitzer prize-winning photojournalist David Hume Kennerly looks back at Gardner's work.

1 hour

Last on

Thu 20 Sep 2012 23:30

Credits

Role Contributor
Executive Producer Neil McDonald
Writer Andy Twaddle
Director Andy Twaddle

Broadcasts

  • Mon 17 Sep 2012 21:00
  • Thu 20 Sep 2012 23:30