Hello Photoion students and photography fans and welcome to another instalment in our Masters of Photography series, where we look at the life and work of some of the greatest photographers who have shaped the craft.

In today’s blog, we will be looking at the life and work of Roger Fenton, one of the first war photographers and a pioneer of the medium.

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Roger Fenton

Fenton showed an interest in the arts from an early age, studying a Bachelor of Arts degree in the University of Oxford and painting for many years whilst a barrister before becoming interested in photography in 1851 when visiting the Great Exhibition, a world fair held in London’s Hyde Park.