Angus and Jemima in the wars
To the Sladmore Contemporary gallery in Mayfair last night, which is marking the centenary of the Battle of the Somme with a series of panoramas by photographer Jolyon Fenwick, called The Zero Hour Panoramas.
Guests at the private view, including Jemima Khan and Angus Deayton were shown the oddly sunny photographs of the tragic battlefield. “Everyone thinks of the Somme and mud, but that wasn’t till later,” Fenwick said. “Looking out that morning, the view would have been exactly the same [as now]. Of course without the war memorials... I knew people who fought at the Somme, and now they are brown sepia photographs.”