In his series “Broken Land”, photographer Eliot Dudik creates landscape diptychs that are both rich and captivating. Each diptych Dudik creates depicts an actual battle site from the American Civil War an a beautiful panorama. Dudik explains on his website, “My goals are to create landscapes that come alive with the acts of war, and cause, at least, contemplation of the nature of being American, to allow understanding, communication, and cooperation with fellow citizens. These photographs are an attempt to preserve American history, not to relish it, but recognize its cyclical nature and to derail that seemingly inevitable tendency for repetition”.
Text by Canbra Hodsdon