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Nicéphore Niépce
The inventor of Photography

Nicéphore Niépce, The Artists
Portrait of Nicéphore Niépce

Nicéphore Niépce was a French Photographer born on March 7, 1765. Niépce contributed to the Early Photography movement and died on July 5, 1833.

View from the Window at Le Gras, Nicéphore Niépce

View from the Window at Le Gras 1826

View from the Window at Le Gras, Nicéphore Niépce

View from the Window at Le Gras 1826

The examples that I have the honor of presenting are the first results of my extensive research on the manner of fixing the image of objects by the action of light.

Heliography: Designs and Engravings 1827

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

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