Seeking the truth in the war photography of Roger Fenton

A 75 minute workshop exploring Roger Fenton, one of the earliest war photographers. Students will build a picture of Britain during the Crimean War; consider the impact of photography on the British public; and debate whether Fenton offered one of the earliest examples of fake news.

This workshop:

– Covers the context behind the Crimean War
– Uncovers the impact of war photography on the British public
– Evaluates several of Fenton’s photographs
– Supports students to interrogate if war photography always tells the truth

Everything is provided, from session guides to resource activities, to run the 75 minute workshop for students aged 11-15.


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Created: Dec 10, 2018

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