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Middle Tennessee-based photographer Kris Kristoffersen is occasionally confused with the famous entertainer/singer/songwriter with a similar name. But, photographer Kristoffersen has become well-known in his own right in recent years for capturing powerful images of Civil War battle re-enactments.
Kristoffersen’s images of re-enactment battlefields and campsites were selected to complement the museum’s current Civil War exhibits. The photographs cycle through in a slide show projected on the title wall for the "Discovering the Civil War" exhibition. An additional exhibit of his photographs hangs near the entrance of the museum’s permanent Civil War Collection. Kristoffersen’s use of black-and-white infrared film gives his images an ethereal quality. "You can almost smell the gunpowder," commented TSM Executive Director Lois Riggins-Ezzell.
The pictures are included in his recently published book titled, North & South: The Brothers War, which may be purchased in the Museum Store.