Talk:War photography

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For the History section: In the James Robertson (photographer) article it is stated he was one of the first war photographers. --euyyn 16:09, 29 June 2006 (UTC)

That's actually wrong. Robertson took over photographing the Crimean War for the British government from Roger Fenton. -Owen

First war photographer[edit]

Carol Popp de Szathmàri preceded Fenton by 1 year. In 1854 he took some of the the first war pics. And not "artistic", staged war pictures, but real ones. Right now, the order is:

  • An American anonymous photographer, which took some daguerrotypes during the war between USA and Mexico, in 1847 (2 can be seen here).
  • Carol Popp de Szathmàri (Hungarian-Romanian), which took photos of various officers in 1853 and of war scenes near Oltenița and Silistra in 1854, during the Crimean War (From his 200 pictures album only 9 survive today) [1] [2]
  • Ernest Edouard de Caranza (French) which took photos of the French army near Varna in 1854.
  • Roger Fenton, 1855
  • James Robertson 1855

--Alex:D (talk) 20:14, 13 October 2009 (UTC)