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Roger Fenton: first war photographer

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The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse, Canongate, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH8 8DX
By car

There is a public car park adjacent to the gallery.

By train

Edinburgh Waverley. The Queen's Gallery is a 15-minute walk from the station.

By coach / bus

Bus numbers 6 and Skylink 300 stop near the gallery.  Open-top tour buses stop nearby.

Coach parking is provided free of charge.

  • The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse
  • Thursday, 5 Oct 2017
  • 13:00 - 14:00
  • Free with Gallery ticket or Gallery 1-Year Pass. 1-Year Pass eligible.
  • Booking advisable.
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Join Sophie Gordon, Shadows of War curator, as she discusses Roger Fenton's photographs of the Crimean War, taken in 1855. The lecture will look at the commercial motivations behind Fenton's work and the public display of the photographs across Britain in 1855-6. It will also highlight the emotional content of this pioneering photography by comparing his images with the work of other Crimean War photographers.

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