Prisoners of war are driven to their execution in a harrowing image from 1950, detailed by Roger Hudson. 

Roger Hudson explains why the great cricketer W.G. Grace embraced Indian headwear for a day.

The early years of photography saw pioneering practitioners explore every facet of photography, pushing at the boundaries of communication and...

Roger Hudson details the defining role played by oil in the predominantly Kurdish-populated city of Kirkuk in Iraq.

Roger Hudson details the political and social events that provided Tsar Nicholas II’s prewar visit to Kiev with a tense background. 

Roger Hudson examines a 1915 photograph of the medieval Cloth Hall in the Belgian city of Ypres following heavy German shelling.

Roger Hudson gives context to a photograph highlighting the plight of Galician Jews after the Russian army's invasion in the Great War.

Roger Hudson examines a photograph of 1867, which shows the construction of one of the glories of Victorian architecture.

Paul Lay reflects on the fashion for taking photographs in museums and galleries.

Roger Hudson expands on a photograph of a locomotive taken during the American Civil War by one of Mathew Brady’s team.