It was taken during the Crimean War which was a conflict between the Ottoman Empire, France, and Britain against the Russian Empire. This confusion might have been deliberately fostered by the photographer Roger Fenton himself who allegedly manipulated photos too. REPRESENTATION: Taken during the Crimean War in 1855, Roger Fenton’s photograph of cannonballs scattered across a Crimean battlefield is one of the earliest and most famous images of war. The Valley of the Shadow of Death. The valley of the shadow of death, April 1855 by Roger Fenton This photograph titled “The valley of the shadow of death” is one of the most iconic war photos. One of the very first war photographs, taken in the Crimea in 1855, it has an awful stillness. That would explain the cannonballs strewn on the road in Roger Fenton's Crimean War shot, "Valley of the Shadow of Death." 84.XM.1028.25. Once celebrated as one of the first battle-scene photographs, it might be the first fraud, Morris asserts. About this artwork Currently Off View Photography and Media Artist Roger Fenton Title The Valley of the Shadow of Death Origin England Date Made 1855 Medium Roger Fenton; 1855; Next photograph. [Tennyson, in his poem “The Charge of the Light Brigade,” writes about “the valley of death,” not “the valley of the shadow of death”.] Open Content images tend to be large in file-size. While little is remembered of the Crimean War—that nearly three-year conflict that pitted England, France, Turkey and Sardinia-Piedmont against Russia—coverage of it radically changed the way we view war. R oger Fenton is the man who photographed The Valley of the Shadow of Death. To avoid potential data charges from your carrier, we recommend making sure your device is … THE VALLEY OF THE SHADOW OF DEATH, CRIMEA, UKRAINE 1855 PHOTO BY ROGER FENTON. The Valley of the Shadow of Death. Roger Fenton (English, 1819 - 1869) 26.5 × 36 cm (10 7/16 × 14 3/16 in.) Roger Fenton Famous for his 1855 image “valley of the shadow of death” taken during the Crimean war, this image highlights the savage nature of war with hundreds of cannon balls scattered throughout the otherwise peaceful landscape. The place of the picture was named by British soldiers The Valley of Death for being under constant shelling there. Roger Fenton was sent to record the Crimean War by Thomas Agnew of Agnew & Sons, where the United Kingdom, the Second French Empire, the Kingdom of Sardinia, and the Ottoman Empire were fighting a war against the Russian Empire.