Drummer, 52nd (Oxfordshire) Regiment of Foot, Britain
Capitaine, 8e Régiment d’Infanterie de Ligne, France
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Private, 42nd Royal Highland Regiment of Foot, (The Black Watch)
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Grenadier Sergeant,2e Bataljon, Infanterie van Linie, Nederland
Officer, Chasseurs à Cheval de la Garde Impériale, France
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Lieutenant, 9e Régiment de Hussards, France
Drummer, 52nd (Oxfordshire) Regiment of Foot, Britain

The Exhibition


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The Exhibition


 
 
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Unseen Waterloo is a series of photographs by Sam Faulkner which explores how we remember the human face of conflict from a time before photography.

The Battle of Waterloo is one of the greatest in history. Napoleon and Wellington, two of the finest military leaders of all time, faced each other on 18 June 1815. For nine hours 200,000 men fought one of the most intense and bitter battles the world has seen. By sunset the world had changed. 

Since 2009, Faulkner has travelled to the annual Waterloo re-enactment in Belgium to photograph the ‘soldiers’ who take part, dressed in the historically accurate uniforms, created with painstaking attention to detail. From his pop-up studio on the battlefield, Faulkner has made dramatic and painterly portraits which evoke the forgotten faces of Waterloo and re-imagine their moments of hope, glory and defeat. 

The images hang against a backdrop of Hainsworth fabric, the rich scarlet woollen cloth worn by the British ‘redcoat’ soldiers at Waterloo and still made today at the original West Yorkshire mill. 

‘Unseen Waterloo: The Conflict Revisited is my attempt to re-imagine the non-existent portraits from 1815. Waterloo is often cast as a battle between Great Men and certainly we’ve all seen the grand paintings of Napoleon and Wellington. However, we don’t have personal images of the men who actually fought and died that day. A hundred years later, after the First World War, the fallen soldiers’ names were chiselled in granite in every town in Europe. This work attempts to reclaim the Battle of Waterloo for those who fought and have been lost to history’, Sam Faulkner 2015.

 
Capitaine, 8e Régiment d’Infanterie de Ligne, France

The Book


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The Book


 

Unseen Waterloo The Conflict Revisited, the book, is published to coincide with the exhibition at Somerset House.

The book has a first print run of 1815 copies plus 200 numbered Artist's editions. It was officially launched at Somerset House on 18th June 2015, the 200th anniversary of the battle. 

It is a large photo book measuring approximately 370 x 290mm with around 240 pages.

The book will include three texts; A preface by Sam Faulkner, the artist; A historical essay by writer Nicholas Foulkes; and an essay about the art inspired by Waterloo by art historian Satish Padiyar.

The Unseen Waterloo Book will be available in 3 exclusive and limited editions. 

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The Shop


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The Shop


 
Unseen Waterloo 1815 Edition
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Limited to a print run of just 1815 copies, the 1815 Edition is beautifully finished in blue cloth with a silver map of the order of battle debossed on the cover.

The 1815 edition is £50.

 
The Artist's Edition
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Presented in a bespoke slip case and individually numbered and signed by the photographer, the Artist's Edition is limited to 200 copies. It is a true collector's book. 

The launch price for the Artist's Edition is £200 and will increase as the edition sells out.

 
 
The Thin Red Line Edition
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The Thin Red Line Edition is hand bound in the same fabric worn by the British Redcoats at the Battle of Waterloo. Still manufactured by Hainsworth in the same West Yorkshire mill, this fabric is the origin of the "thin red line" and is part of their Waterloo Collection. 

The cover design of the battlefield of Waterloo is embroidered in silver thread. The book comes presented in a bespoke solander box also made of Hainsworth.

The Thin Red Line Edition is limited to just 25 copies.

The launch price for the Thin Red Line Edition is £1000.

 

 

Collection of Ten Postcards
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Set of 3 Posters
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Set of three Unseen Waterloo posters. Each poster measures approximately 69 x 48cm.

 
Private, 42nd Royal Highland Regiment of Foot, (The Black Watch)

Sam Faulkner


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Sam Faulkner


 

Sam Faulkner grew up in Norwich. After graduating in philosophy from King’s College London in 1994, he immediately went to Afghanistan looking for adventure and with a dream of becoming a reportage photographer. He has worked around the world for The Telegraph Magazine, The Independent, The Sunday Times Magazine, GQ , Esquire, Vogue, Stern and Paris Match among many others.

In 2001 Faulkner started shooting Cocaine Wars, a long term project about the collateral damage of the war on drugs in Colombia, Bolivia, Peru, Brazil, Haiti, Mexico and the USA.

He lives in London with his wife and two young children.

Unseen Waterloo is Faulkner’s first project to be represented by Hamiltons Gallery in London. 

To find out more about Sam's work visit www.samfaulkner.co.uk

 
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Hamiltons


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Hamiltons


Unseen Waterloo The Conflict Revisited is represented by Hamiltons Gallery.


Located in London, Hamiltons Gallery is one of the world's leading galleries specialising in the modern masters of photography.


Hamiltons Gallery, 13 Carlos Place, London W1K 2EU


www.hamiltonsgallery.com

 
Grenadier Sergeant,2e Bataljon, Infanterie van Linie, Nederland

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Officer, Chasseurs à Cheval de la Garde Impériale, France

Press


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Press


 

We are in the process of uploading the press about the Unseen Waterloo exhibition and book.

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Hainsworth


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Hainsworth


The Unseen Waterloo exhibition has been made possible by the generous support of Hainsworth. Hainsworth has been responsible for weaving the look of iconic England ever since the company was established in 1783. In 1815 Hainsworth provided the scarlet uniforms to the British forces at the Battle of Waterloo, helping to coin the enduring reference to the battle of the thin red line. Many of the images that continue to be used across the world to celebrate Great Britain are made unforgettable through the use of Hainsworth cloth including the iconic Striking Scarlet that is now worn by the Royal Guards and ceremonial uniforms worn by the Royal Family during state occasions.

 
Lieutenant, 9e Régiment de Hussards, France

Sponsors


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Sponsors


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