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Nicéphore NiépceThe inventor of Photography

Nicéphore Niépce was a French Photographer born in 1765. Niépce contributed to the Early Photography movement and died in 1833. Get notified when Nicéphore Niépce's biography is complete:

View from the Window at Le Gras


View from the Window at Le Gras


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


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)


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