By John Hannavy
By the point the 1st pictures have been taken at warfare within the 1850s, the concept that 'the digital camera can't lie' was once already firmly embedded within the Victorian psyche. pictures have been fact, in a manner the paintings of the warfare artist may perhaps by no means be. lengthy exposures and bulky gear, in spite of the fact that, intended that for the 1st few a long time the medium couldn't catch motion. Out of that early interval got here the distinguished - yet relatively prosaic - pictures of Roger Fenton within the Crimea, and the extra reasonable pictures of the yank Civil struggle a decade later. battle images have been a truth for almost fifty years prior to the replica of photographic photographs grew to become attainable within the day-by-day press, limiting revenues to subscription lists, print retailers and photographic studios. For advertisement purposes, photographers censored themselves - if the photographs surprised, they may be not going to promote. as soon as replica in magazines and newspapers grew to become attainable, reputable censorship began.
Through a wealthy choice of photos - lots of them never-before released - this publication tells the tale of the photographers who chronicled Britain's Victorian and Edwardian wars.
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