Early Photography

The Battle of Gettysburg Cyclorama

This project celebrates the 19th-century equivalent of the IMAX by presenting a virtual-reality version of the Battle of Gettysburg Cyclorama. It also explores the role of the cyclorama in the development of immersive media, as well as the societal impact of the 1883 painting on post-Reconstruction America. In the section “Creating the Cyclorama,” there is a three-node VR panorama that presents the painting in the context of landscape panoramas photographed in 1882 and 2012. Other sections include: “The Battle of Gettysburg,” “The Cyclorama and Immersive Media, “Reaction to the Cyclorama,” and “Memory and Memorials.” Finally, there is an “Epilogue” section that features a look at the Battle of Gettysburg reunions in 1913 and 1938. https://battleofgettysburgcyclorama.com

Early Photography Portfolios

I’ve been working seriously in photograph since I was around 14, beginning with my high school yearbook, and going on to be the photo editor of my college daily, and then into a real-life career in photography and photography education.. These portfolios begin with my work documenting the protests of the 1960s, and continue through my year overseas (1968), and then to my experiences in Puerto Rico, Illinois, fatherhood, Haiti, old theatres, and other twists and turns of my camera’s direction,. https://howardgoldbaum.com/portfolios/