Photography

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.

T.J. Brady introduces Roger Fenton, an early photographer at a Victorian front.

A retrospective of the French photographer's work is at the Pompidou Centre, Paris until June 9th.

Roger Hudson sheds light on an 1898 image of US soldiers fighting alongside Cubans to end Spanish rule on the Caribbean island.