Crimea and the birth of war photography (From HeraldScotland)

IT was the conflict that brought Florence Nightingale to prominence, had a profound influence on Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy and was responsible for one of the greatest blunders in British military history, the Charge of the Light Brigade. But the Crimean War, which lasted from 1853-56 and claimed more than 750,000 lives, also gave birth to war photography, and it is the power of the images produced by English pioneer Roger Fenton that inspired a new exhibition at the Queen’s Gallery in the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh.

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