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Nicéphore Niépce1765 — 1833

The inventor of Photography

The inventor of Photography

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View from the Window at Le Gras

View from the Window at Le Gras

1826
View from the Window at Le Gras

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
1701
The masters' master
Katsushika Hokusai
Who was Joshua Johnson?
Joshua Johnson
Nicéphore Niépce
A phenom works himself to death
Anne-Louis Girodet
The quiet tragedy of the big big world
Caspar David Friedrich
1900

The artists of Early Photography