He left Lancashire for Cambridge in 1585 and remained there for at least fifteen years. Roger Fenton’s decision to leave his law career to work with photography—then a newly developed medium—might have had to do with his correspondence with photographers Gustave le Gray and Henri Le Secq. Roger Fenton, Dr. Hugh Welch Diamond, Roger Fenton, c. 1855, salted paper print, Paul Mellon Fund, 2005.52.3 Born in 1819 to an affluent family in England, Roger Fenton was trained as a lawyer and a painter before embarking on a pathbreaking (if short-lived) photographic career. Active in the arts, Fenton corresponded with French photographers Gustave Le Gray and Henri Le Secq, which may have led him to pursue photography. The following reminiscence was related by Thomas Fuller, Sr., father of the biographer who related the story. One recent biographer of Roger Fenton noted that while he published a treatise on the evils of usury, yet as a theologian "he placed primacy on the Holy Ghost in Christianity, and in each person coming to an understanding of the Spirit's work through his own vernacular language. Fenton, who was trained in painting, quickly became a nationally acclaimed photographer and came to be a founding member of the Photographic Society in London. Career. Before taking up the camera, he studied law in London and painting in Paris. As a result of Fenton's groundbreaking photography, he is considered one of the fathers of photojournalism. The second best result is Roger J Fenton Jr. age 80+ in Auburn, WA in the Lea Hill neighborhood. In May, she and Susan B. Anthony founded the National Woman Suffrage Association (NWSA). This Roger Fenton ultimately took up photography and went to the Crimean War as the first official war photographer. in 1602, and D.D. Crimble remained a family seat of the Fentons for many generations. Students will build a picture of Britain during the Crimean War; consider the impact of photography on the British public; and debate whether Fenton offered one of the earliest examples of fake news. It is recorded that he preached before King James I on at least three occasions. Fenton was born into an affluent family near Manchester, England, in 1819 and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from University College in London in 1840. His own writings were described as combining "naked innocence without [show], and natural majesty of the style, like a master bee without a sting". in 1592, B.D. His landscape and architectural studies were highly regarded and often referred to by critics as points of reference to which all other photographers should aspire. Roger Fenton died before he turned fifty on 16 January 1615 and was buried under the communion table in the chancel of St. Stephen Walbrook, London. Limited-Edition Prints by Leading Artists, Captain Graham and Captain MacLeod, 42nd Regiment, 1855, Lichfield Cathedral from the North-west, 1858, Lieutenant General Sir Colin Campbell, G.C.B., 1855. He held this teaching and administrative office at least until 1600 when he became chaplain to Sir Thomas Egerton in Cheshire and London. Roger Fenton is a towering figure in the history of photography, the most celebrated and influential photographer in England during the medium’s “golden age” of the 1850s. Apparently the bells were not tolling for Dr. Felton who recovered from his illness, outliving Roger Fenton by ten years. When Nicholas Felton sought to comfort him, telling Fenton his weakness and disease were given him as trials of his patience and faith, Fenton told his friend, "Oh no, he answered "they are not trials but corrections" thus demonstrating the good man's humble assessment of his own spiritual status. Roger Fenton’s decision to leave his law career to work with photography—then a newly developed medium—might have had to do with his correspondence with photographers Gustave le Gray and Henri Le Secq. In 1862, Fenton became disenchanted with photography’s market and he returned to his law practice. ... he devised his own strict system for his children’s education. One of the great friendships among the Translators was between Roger Fenton and Nicholas Felton. in 1589, proceeded M.A. Roger Fenton's life was as physically inactive as it was mentally engaged. His experience in top 10 senior schools and turned-around state schools has been underpinned by a strong belief in the power of education to open doors of opportunity. in 1613. His first pastoral position was as a curate of Bury, Lancashire near to his likely birthplace, Crimble. Roger Fenton (1819-69), English, and one of the most influential and important photographers of the mid-19th century, exhibiting more widely and prolifically than any other of the period. Roger Fenton entered Pembroke College, Cambridge in 1585. Fenton He believed that "the true Christian must intensify the experiences of misery, search diligently to find specks of sin, and be very active in repentance" (KNAFLA, ODNB). As agreed, Nicholas Felton preached Fenton's funeral sermon. Fenton graduated B.A. Roger Fenton | Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom | CEO & Founder at Travelopo | 376 connections | View Roger's homepage, profile, activity, articles They have also lived in Federal Way, WA. Roger Fenton entered Pembroke College, Cambridge in 1585. In 1869, in the year of Roger Fenton's passing, on January 20th, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, speaking about women's rights - including the right to vote - was the first woman to testify before the US Congress. Thomas Fuller, a near contemporary and noted biographer observed of Fenton, "Never a more learned hath Pembroke Hall brought forth with one exception". His company was led by William Barlow, and some of the greatest scholars of his time were colleagues. in 1589, proceeded M.A. Fenton, who was trained in painting, quickly became a nationally acclaimed photographer and came to be a founding member of the Photographic Society in London. Roger Fenton entered Pembroke College, Cambridge in 1585. Roger Fenton became a fellow of Pembroke College in 1590 shortly after obtaining his B.A. He exhibited his paintings and helped found a drawing school that gave evening instruction to working men in London. Thomas Fuller, a near contemporary and noted biographer observed of Fenton, "Never a more learned hath Pembroke Hall brought forth with one exception". As to his religious views, "he was a discreet presser of conformity". Roger Fenton was born on March 28, 1819, into northern wealth – a son of that economic power train of the Industrial Revolution, the cotton trade. Any reproduction without permission of the authors is prohibited. The two were rectors of parishes (St. Stephen's, Walbrook and St. Antholin's) which adjoined each other. His sermons before the king at Paul's Cross were published after his death. Roger and Billie celebrated 60 years of marriage this past September. In 1609 he took Lancelot Andrewes' place as prebendary and director of St. Paul's, London. Fenton was a beloved preacher and minister who was greatly mourned at his passing. After studying law in London, Roger Fenton trained as a painter in London and Paris. Select this result to view Roger J Fenton Jr.'s phone number, address, and more. Roger is related to John James Fenton Sr. and Renee J Fenton. Fenton graduated B.A. In 1951, she met Roger (Bud) Fenton and on September 5th they were married. The exception was likely his friend Lancelot Andrewes. Photo: Roger Fenton/Roger Fenton/Getty Images. Fitting then that he found his way from his first avocation, painting – he wasn’t very good – to the industrial revolution’s most notable bequest to art, the camera. Little is known of his immediate family. in 1602, and D.D. Roger Fenton was likely born about 1565 at Crimble, Bamford, near Heywood and Rochdale in Lancashire.