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Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Who invented Photography and when?

There was no single ‘inventor’ of photography. It evolved through the combined work of of many people of many different nationalities.
One Frenchman, Joseph Nicephore Niepce (1765-1833), often gets the credit, however, since he was the first to obtain a picture ‘from nature’ with a camera, in the modern photographic sense. He was also the first to ‘fix’ a picture, so that it did not immediately deteriorate, though the result was still not as permanent as with a present-day ‘fixer’. A Plaque near the estate where Niepce used to live reads. “Dans ce village Nicephore Niepce invents la Photographie en1822”. Experts, having examined the metal plate used in this first Photograph, think 1826 is probably more accurate.
It was in 1839, when the painter Jacques Daguerre’s process was made public, that the subject of photography became known. Daguerre had modified Niepce’s work to produce his daguerreotype. It was recorded that “opticians’ shops were crowded with amateurs panting for daguerreotype apparatus, and everyone wanted to record the view from his window”.

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RachieLOL November 7, 2011 at 12:41 PM  

hi you no the thing about the photogragh well its all wroung. you didn't even get the year right and it was Louis Daguerre who invented the photogragh. so get your facts right before you post it on the internet.

RachieLOL November 7, 2011 at 12:41 PM  

hi you no the thing about the photogragh well its all wroung. you didn't even get the year right and it was Louis Daguerre who invented the photogragh. so get your facts right before you post it on the internet.

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