Image of the Week

The Valley of the Shadow of Death Radiolab recently re-aired an episode that featured this 1855 photo from the LOC’s collection of Roger Fenton’s Crimean War photographs. As the Radiolab post describes, “The Valley of the Shadow of Death” is at the center of ongoing debates about “truth” and photography. Was the photograph staged? Did Fenton move the cannonballs onto the road?

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