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I am looking to find out about WW1 photography for a diorama idea...

I've seen / heard anecdotal evidence that a lot of British photographers were unofficial - soldiers with a vest pocket camera and a knack for using it.

Did British Forces have official 'war photographers'..? Clearly there were official [news reel] film-makers at the front.

I cannot find any pictorial record of such people though - whether they were press correspondents, uniformed personnel, what sort of equipment they may have used.

Any insight would be most welcome.



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This article covers the subject, https://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/06/30/photos-world-war-i-images-museums-battle-great-war/

The short answer appears to be yes.

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