Two British photographers, Roger Fenton and Marcus Sparling produced war photographs covering the siege of Sevastopol (October 17, 1854-September 11, 1855) during the Crimean War, and sent by the British government to cover the war. Their photographic purpose was to influence public opinion following negative articles in The Times of London which previously described the battle horrors and soldiers’ suffering. Fenton and Sparling used a horse-drawn van converted to a darkroom creating 360 surviving photographs, yet none depicting actual combat.
October 17, 1854
Roger Fenton; Marcus Sparling
- Photographing conflict: Roger Fenton and the Crimean War …
The most famous of these was undoubtedly Roger Fenton—a leading figure in British photography who was commissioned by a firm of publishers, Thomas Agnew and Son, to create a photographic record of the war.Nov 11, 2012
- Roger Fenton – Wikipedia
Roger Fenton (28 March 1819 – 8 August 1869) was a British photographer, noted as one of the first war photographers. … one of a small group of photographers to produce images of the final stages of the Crimean War. … had called the original valley “The Valley of Death”, and Tennyson’s poem used the same phrase, …
- Crimean War Photographs by Roger Fenton, 1855 – World Wars
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- Fenton Crimean War Photographs – Background and Scope …
Background and Scope of the Collection The Crimean War | British Coverage of … the Crimean War Summary Roger Fenton’s Crimean War photographs represent one of the … He used the waxed-paper negative process of Gustave Le Gray.
- Crimea: Where War Photography Was Born | Time.com
Nov 30, 2014 – The Crimean War of the 1850s, after all, was arguably where the genre was born, with British photographers like Roger Fenton (1819 – 1869) …