The Reframing Imperial War project explores the work of Italo-British photographer Felice Beato (1832-1909).

Beato helped to shape Britain’s mid-Victorian imperial culture. His unflinching depictions of imperial violence are both imperialist triumphalism, and a grim reflection of the horrors of imperialism. This project explores Beato’s contribution to the visual vocabulary through which the conflicts of the British Empire were perceived and imagined.

This website accompanies forthcoming project publications on Felice Beato, empire, and Victorian visualities.