Reporting in the Crimean war

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First war where reporters and photographers were out on the front line
This was to revolutionise the way people thought about war. It speeded up information getting home, stopped gov censors and sent it directly to peoples breakfast tables.
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Roger Fenton: part of a manufacturing family,planned to sell on, couldn't take moving images, told not to record the horrors of war and arrived in baclava in March 1855 and stayed until June.
William Russell was anti turkish and anti French, was sent without permission by the times, he wasn't there the whole time and reports exposed appalling conditions and horrors.
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Roger Fenton was sent to Crimea by Thomas Agnew who was wanting to make a profit, Fenton had 2 big problems: couldn't take any of the big bodies and hadn't the ability to shoot moving subjects.
Biased because he was sent to make a profit
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Impact of photos
Fenton managed to take 360 photos showing different aspects of the war and when he returned to the uk they were put on show at the watercolour society in pall mall in September, they then carried on to tour the rest of the uk for 8 months.
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They were a huge success with Britain as they were different to propaganda based pictures based on 2nd accounts of soldiers
These new style of photos captured in first person had a minimal approach and created a new feeling of empathy towards the military by telling it how it was.
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William Russell's reports in the times documented terrible conditions that the troops faced and shocked the middle class Victorian England.
However, some of his accounts were exaggerated and overly dramatic as this is what helped sell newspapers.
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Roger Fenton: part of a manufacturing family,planned to sell on, couldn't take moving images, told not to record the horrors of war and arrived in baclava in March 1855 and stayed until June.

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William Russell was anti turkish and anti French, was sent without permission by the times, he wasn't there the whole time and reports exposed appalling conditions and horrors.

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Roger Fenton was sent to Crimea by Thomas Agnew who was wanting to make a profit, Fenton had 2 big problems: couldn't take any of the big bodies and hadn't the ability to shoot moving subjects.

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Impact of photos

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They were a huge success with Britain as they were different to propaganda based pictures based on 2nd accounts of soldiers

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