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Exhibition

Shadows of War

Roger Fenton's Photographs of the Crimea, 1855

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

  • Friday, 9 Nov 2018 - Sunday, 28 Apr 2019
  • Adult £12.00
    Over 60 £10.80
    Under 17 £6.00
    Student (with valid ID) £10.00
    Disabled £6.00
    Under 5 Free
    Family £30.00 (2 adults and 3 under 17s)
  • Adults, Groups (15+ people)

This is the first exhibition to focus exclusively on Roger Fenton's pioneering photographs of the Crimean War, taken in 1855. Fenton was already an accomplished and respected photographer when he was sent by the publishers Agnew's to photograph a war that pitched Britain, France and Turkey as allies against Russia.  Arriving several months after the major battles were fought in 1854, Fenton focused on creating moving portraits of the troops, as well as capturing the stark, empty battlefields on which so many lost their lives. 

Published in contemporary newspaper reports, Fenton's photographs showed the impact of war to the general public for the first time.  Through his often subtle and poetic interpretations Fenton created the genre of war photography, showing his extraordinary genius in capturing the futility of war.

Map & directions

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace, London, SW1A 1AA
By train

London Victoria.  Visit National Rail Enquiries for times and fares.

By underground

Victoria, Green Park, St. James's Park and Hyde Park Corner.  For further information visit the Transport for London website.

By coach / bus

Bus numbers 11, 211, C1 and C10 stop on Buckingham Palace Road.  Victoria Coach Station is a 10-minute walk from the Palace.  For further information visit the Transport for London website.