Roger Fenton was an accomplished and respected photographer when he was sent to photograph the Crimean War in 1855.
Fenton's genius was in capturing the futility of war, and as well as showing us the stark and empty battlefields on which so many people lost their lives, he also took some very moving portraits of the battle-weary troops. When the photographs were subsequently published in the newspapers back home they revealed to the British public the brutal impact of war on those who fought it, creating a whole new genre of war photography.
Got a question? – Talk about this event
Craig’s review – “The Queen certainly does have a lot of nice knick-knacks. She's got so many of them, in fact, that she's run out of room to show them in her palaces -- she's had to open up a whole extra art gallery next-door to Buckingham Palace.
The first thing you need to know about the Queen's Gallery is that it has an annoying habit of selling you a timed ticket during busy peri… continued”
Read Craig’s Queen’s Gallery review
More military events · More art exhibitions · More events at Queen’s Gallery