Unseen Waterloo: The Conflict Revisited, is a series of portraits by photographer Sam Faulkner exploring how we remember the fallen from a time before photography was invented.
Since 2009, Faulkner has travelled to the annual Waterloo re-enactment in Belgium to photograph the ‘soldiers’ who take part, dressed in the historic- ally accurate uniforms each participant creates, with painstaking attention to detail, for the event. From his pop-up studio situated on the battlefield, Faulkner has made dramatic and painterly portraits which evoke the forgotten faces of Waterloo and re-imagine moments of glory, of hope and defeat.
On 13th August, Sam Faulkner will introduce his current exhibition at Somerset House. The informal talk will include the ideas behind the work, the technical details of the shoots, the printing of the exhibition and there will be plenty of opportunity for participants to ask questions and discuss details with Faulkner.
Further details can be found at https://www.somersethouse.org.uk/visual-arts/unseen-waterloo
Image: Drummer, 52nd (Oxfordshire) Regiment of Foot, Britain ©Sam Faulkner