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

ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP

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 rct.uk/schools/sessions  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