Photography - a new art or yet another scientific achievement
to capture to immerse
“ The photograph was the ultimate response to a social and cultural appetite for a more accurate and real-looking representation of reality, a need that had its origins in the Rennaisance” - Naomi Rosenblum, A World History of Photography
Definitions of Photography The science of capturing light onto a piece of film. And … The art of recording an image. Oracle Education Foundation A photograph is created when light, or another form of radiant energy, falls on a light sensitive area such as photographic film or an electronic imager and an image is created. School Curriculum for Photography
History of Photography Joseph Nicephore Niepce Created the first permanently captured image in 1827 “ View from the Window at Le Gras”
News of Niepce’s work had reached another Frenchman, Louis Daguerre (1787-1851) who had been experimenting to capture camera obscura images .
In 1829 Niepce and Daguerre became partners, a partnership which lasted until Niepce’s death in 1833.
“ Boulevard du Temple” Daguerre perfected the process, reducing the exposure time from eight hours to half an hour. He found that an image could be made permanent by immersing it in salt. In 1839 he announced the new process which he named “daguerreotype” before the French Academy.
Edgar Allan Poe 1848 Abraham Lincoln 1846 Human potrets
1839 French government bought rights and the photographic process became public In the same year, Sir John Herschel first coined the term “photography”when addressing The Royal Society of London Created “Daguerreomania”
1924 Oskar Barnack invented the first 35 mm camera http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUsqS8Ena14&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdkW8yh5Ans&feature=related