10 January 2008

The first photograph

The earliest photograph was created by Joseph Nicéphore Niépce (1765-1833)
around 1826/27.
source: article on Niépce in Wikipedia

Niépce "succeeded in making an image of a dovecote in an exposure that took more than eight hours, which accounts for the strange disposition of shadows on this now barely discernible first extant photograph"

Rosenblum, Naomi - A World History of Photography, New York: 1997

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