Roger Fenton, May 1857.
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Portrait by photo-galvano-graphic company Holloway Collotype. Fenton (1819-1869) trained as a painter and a lawyer before turning to photography in 1851. He was one of the founders of the Royal Photographic Society, and is best known for his extensive documentation of the Crimean War (1853-1856).