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Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre
Visionary promoter of photography

Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre, The Artists
Portrait of Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre

Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre was a French artist born on November 18, 1787. Jacques Mandé Daguerre contributed to the Early Photography movement and died on July 10, 1851.

Light acts chemically upon bodies. It is absorbed, it combines with them, and communicates new properties. Such, in a few words, is the principle of the discovery.

Description of Heliography (with notes by Louis Daguerre) 1829

Numerous experiments made by the author prove that light cannot fall upon a body without leaving traces of decomposition on the surface upon which it impinges.

Modifications and Improvements to N. Niepce Process of Heliography 1829

L’Atelier de l'artiste, Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre

L’Atelier de l'artiste 1837

Boulevard du Temple, Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre

Boulevard du Temple 1838

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