Roger Fenton's letters from the Crimea
This website publishes faithful transcripts of letters sent by Roger Fenton to family and friends during his "Photographic Trip to the Crimea" in 1855.
The venture is a collaborative project initiated by De Montfort University, using the two surviving letter books in the collections of the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center and The National Museum of Photography, Film and Television, now the National Media Museum. This is the first occasion that all twenty five letters have been published in full.
Roger Fenton (1819-69), English, and one of the most influential and important photographers of the mid-19th century, exhibiting more widely and prolifically than any other of the period. His landscape and architectural studies were highly regarded and often referred to by critics as points of reference to which all other photographers should aspire.