United Photo Industries in Brooklyn presents an exhibition of 48 tintype portraits by Melissa Cacciola, in an exhibition titled “War and Peace.” Cacciola’s work is characterized by her use of 19th-century photographic processes to bring her subjects to life. For “War and Peace,” she documented active duty and veteran military personnel from the Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and Marines–juxtaposing a portrait of each individual in uniform and in their civilian garb.
The opening reception for the exhibition is tonight, from 6-9pm. The exhibition is open through April 27.
The nostalgic quality of these photographs renders Cacciola’s subjects timeless and allow us to project our own interpretations of the story of their lives. How do these portraits resonate with you?