Roger Fenton’s pictures helped raise awareness of conditions for soldiers during 1850s conflict

Haunting images capturing the stark reality of conflict by the Victorian pioneer war photographer Roger Fenton are to go on display in Scotland for the first time since 1856.

Fenton was commissioned to document the Crimean conflict, setting sail on board HMS Hecla in 1855 accompanied by 36 chests of cameras, glass plates, chemicals, a stove and other pieces of equipment, and using a converted wine merchant’s van as a travelling darkroom and accommodation for himself and two assistants.

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