Today in Photography: October 20

Carol Szathmari, who photographed the Crimean War from 1853-1865, was the world’s first photojournalist. He used a wagon equipped with a dark room while working near the battlefields. Since Szathmari’s images of war were the very first, his album received a great deal of attention, as well as many awards. Unfortunately, none of his albums survived – they were lost in various fires, however, there are a few surviving photographs that historians speculate were Szathmari’s. One of his images appear

October 1857
World's First Photojournalist has photograph published in magazine.

Carol Szathmari, who photographed the Crimean War from 1853-1865, was the world’s first photojournalist. He used a wagon equipped with a dark room while working near the battlefields. Since Szathmari’s images of war were the very first, his album received a great deal of attention, as well as many awards. Unfortunately, none of his albums survived – they were lost in various fires, however, there are a few surviving photographs that historians speculate were Szathmari’s. One of his images appeared in the French magazine "Le Monde Illustre” in October 1857.

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