Mortar Batteries in front of Picquet House, Light Division, c 1855.

Fenton, Roger

Mortar Batteries in front of Picquet House, Light Division, c 1855.
2 8 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 20cm

Description

Photograph by Roger Fenton (1819-1869). In 1855, Roger Fenton was commissioned (with royal sanction) by the publisher Thomas Agnew to photograph the Crimean War. This was the first extensive documentation of a war, with over 350 images produced. However, some do not see Fenton as a true war photographer as he only took photographs that would give a positive image of the war.

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