Friday, August 14, 2009

The First Photograph


Background about and image of the "First Photograph" taken in 1826 by Joesph Nicéphore Niépce. "Fascinated with the craze for the newly-invented art of lithography which swept over France in 1813, [Niépce] began his initial experiments by 1816," which included the use of light-sensitive varnish. He called the process "Heliography." Also includes images of reproductions of the photo. From the Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas at Austin.
Link: http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/exhibitions/permanent/wfp/
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