Free workshop | Seeking the truth in the war photography of Roger Fenton


Roger Fenton was one of the earliest war photographers. He famously took pictures of the Crimean War which had a significant impact on the British public at the time. The Economist Educational Foundation has created a free, one-off workshop which explores Fenton’s work.

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.

An exhibition showcasing the photography of Roger Fenton, one of the first ever war photographers, will run from the 9th of November 2018 - 28th April 2019 at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace. Visit  to book a visit or a workshop.

Thank you to the Royal Collection Trust for giving us permission to use some of the photographs from the exhibition. 

Main image: Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2018