The Battle of Monmouth: Photographs by Hannah Smith Allen, 70 pages, perfect binding, © 2010

The Battle of Monmouth: Photographs by Hannah Smith Allen, 70 pages, perfect binding, © 2010

Project Statement: Battle of Monmouth

The photographic artist book, The Battle of Monmouth, pictures a Revolutionary War site located outside of Freehold, New Jersey. Today the Battle of Monmouth exists in fragments; excavated bullets, cloudy horizon lines, and illegible texts mark the conflict. The Monmouth book does not attempt to retell a single historic narrative. Instead, It presents a collection of image fragments that suggest the limits and possibilities of historic meaning. As an artist, I am interested in how we can begin to imagine a war that pre-dates the invention of photography.  For book inquiries please email hannahsmithallen@me.com