Three years’ later, Mr. Fenton married Grace Maynard, and together they became the parents of a son and five daughters. Roger Fenton: the First Great War Photographer . Courtesy Royal Collection Trust / Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2017 A cluster of Balaklava photographs are included at the exhibition. Roger Fenton was born in Lancashire County England on March 28, 1819. Roger Fenton was born in Lancashire in 1819, studied law and was called to the bar in 1851. First he studied painting in Paris and London, exhibited in some Royal Academy exhibitions and began practicing photography in 1852. Roger Fenton. Did Roger Fenton stage the photograph “ON” by having relocating cannon balls onto the road making the image more dramatic? Morris proposes other theories including that the photograph “OFF” was taken second, after soldiers harvested the cannon balls from … One of the most famous photos of the Crimean campaign. By James Estrin Jan. 18, 2018 Jan. 18, 2018. A Photographer Captures His Community in a Changing … Roger Fenton's Crimean War photo series is the first historic attempt to portray war campaign with the help of new magic photo media, then still in its infancy. Morris discounts Susan Sontag and others who say the photograph “ON” was clearly staged and was taken second to be taken. LC-USZC4-9217. Roger Fenton arrived in Balaklava harbour on a cool spring day on 8 March 1855. Roger Fenton, The valley of the shadow of death. View Slide Show 22 Photographs A Photographer Captures His Community in a Changing Chicago Barrio. It had everything he needed – five large cameras, 700 glass plates stacked in … After a privileged childhood, Mr. Fenton attended London’s University College where he studied mathematics and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1840. Having recently sat before Fenton’s camera with her husband Prince Albert, she suggested that the photographer be dispatched to the scene of the conflict. Slide Show. Rochdale, Lancashire, England. Roger Fenton: The First Great War Photographer. Roger Fenton's 'Photographic Van' (1855) with assistant Marcus Sparling. Fenton, Self-portrait. Fitting then that he found his way from his first avocation, painting – he wasn’t very good – to the industrial revolution’s most notable bequest to art, the camera. Credit Roger Fenton/Royal Collection Trust/HM Queen Elizabeth II 2017. The Old Post Office, supposedly the first photograph Fenton took on his assignment, shows a building that has clearly been under attack and a group of men surveying the damage. Dirt road in ravine scattered with cannonballs. In the same year he travelled throughout Russia, photographing the architecture. It was hoped that images of the brave men serving the empire would help to quiet the voices of dissension. Roger Fenton (28 March 1819 – 8 August 1869) was a British photographer, noted as one of the first war photographers. Sent out by the commercial firm of Thomas Agnews & Co to take photographs of the Crimean War, he brought with him a large white horse-drawn van, which had been converted from a wine merchant’s vehicle into a mobile darkroom. Roger Fenton was born on March 28, 1819, into northern wealth – a son of that economic power train of the Industrial Revolution, the cotton trade. Died: 8 August 1869 (aged 50) Potter's Bar, Middlesex, England. After seeing the Societe Heliographique in Paris, Fenton was inspired to set up a … Born 28 March 1819.