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Louis Jacques Mandé DaguerreVisionary promoter of photography

Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre was a French artist born in 1787. Jacques Mandé Daguerre contributed to the Early Photography movement and died in 1851. Get notified when Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre's biography is complete:

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)


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


L’Atelier de l'artiste


Boulevard du Temple


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