Fabrice Poussin teaches French and English at Shorter University. Author of novels and poetry, his work has appeared in Kestrel, Symposium, The Chimes, and dozens of other magazines. His photography has been published in The Front Porch Review, the San Pedro River Review and more than 350 other publications.
History is often told through words, and since the Civil War has been quite often, through photography. This photograph is one of what remains of the tragic conflict which almost destroyed an entire nation. But what we often fail to remember is that men, simple men, individuals with hearts, passions, love and laughter pushed these objects and that these little people made the difference. Photography can freeze moments nothing else ca so well. It immortalizes the present so that, even decades later, it is still alive before our eyes, as if it had never continued. This photograph is but one example of the amazing power of photography: whether the subject-matter be small or large, as it sees its existence prolonged into infinity, it acquires the power of an unbeatable message. We must pay attention to details for there our beings find most comfort. That is a great responsibility for the artist.