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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 in 1787. Jacques Mandé Daguerre contributed to the Early Photography movement and died in 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)


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, Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre

L’Atelier de l'artiste

Boulevard du Temple, Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre

Boulevard du Temple


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