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Valley of the Shadow of Death, c 1855.

Fenton, Roger

Valley of the Shadow of Death, c 1855.
3 1 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 23cm


Photograph by Roger Fenton (1819-1869). The Valley of the Shadow of Death is a ravine covered with cannon balls, an indication of the horror of the Crimean War (1853-1856). In 1855, 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.

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