British War Photographers Used in Crimean War

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

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