MATTHEW BAUM
AndersonvilleSite of the Confederate prison Camp Sumter, also known as Andersonville, in southwestern Georgia.In operation February, 1864 through May, 1865, the prison was filled to four times its intended capacity.  Of the approximately 45,000 Union prisoners held at Camp Sumter, nearly 13,000 died. Andersonville was commanded by Major Henry Wirz, the only Confederate officer tried and executed after the war for murder.Sumter County, GeorgiaDecember 29, 2012, 1:38 - 1:39 pm
Andersonville

Site of the Confederate prison Camp Sumter, also known as Andersonville, in southwestern Georgia.

In operation February, 1864 through May, 1865, the prison was filled to four times its intended capacity. Of the approximately 45,000 Union prisoners held at Camp Sumter, nearly 13,000 died.

Andersonville was commanded by Major Henry Wirz, the only Confederate officer tried and executed after the war for murder.


Sumter County, Georgia
December 29, 2012, 1:38 - 1:39 pm

MATTHEW BAUM

BIO

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Matthew Baum (b.1973, Princeton, NJ) is an artist and educator based in Brooklyn, New York. He earned a BA in American history from Brown University, studied architecture at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, and received his MFA from the School of Visual Arts. Matthew is currently on faculty at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and the School of Visual Arts in New York City. He was co-founder and director of the VisuaLife photography education program, working with underpriviledged youth in NYC. Matthew’s work has recently been shown at venues including CAMRaleigh, Fordham University’s Center Gallery and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture at the New York Public Library.