Civil War re-enactment in America? OK. But overseas?? Last year, while on scholarship from Indiana University’s School of Journalism, photographer Jay Seawell spent three months documenting the subculture in Britain. According to him, it’s not so unusual.
It’s hard to say whether American re-enactors would allow a digital camera on the 19th-century battlefield. But in the U.K., rules are a bit more casual. Because there’s little personal connection to the Civil War, the British can have more fun with it.