The Earliest Photograph by Niépce

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Mark Cartwright
by  Joseph Nicéphore Niépce
published on 20 March 2023
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The oldest surviving photograph, taken by Joseph Nicéphore Niépce (1765-1833) in 1826 using a camera obscura. The photograph (then known as a heliograph) is titled View from the Window at La Gras. Nièpce's innovation was to permanently capture the image projected through the lens onto light-sensitive silver chloride-coated paper.

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Niépce,  . N. (2023, March 20). The Earliest Photograph by Niépce. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/17208/the-earliest-photograph-by-niepce/

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