Roger Fenton's Letters from the Crimea

Roger Fenton (1819-69) was one of the most influential and important photographers of the mid-19th century, exhibiting more widely and prolifically than any other of the period. Unlike his contemporaries, Fenton never felt constrained to stick to one distinct photographic genre. Instead he moved freely from portraiture, narrative tableaux, documentary sequences, landscape and topographical studies, and elaborate still-life studies made in his studio. Documenting the Crimean War was as wrought with technical and logistical problems as the armies were wrought with division and disease.



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