Attempts at "photography" date back to the time of Leonardo da Vinci, but the first successful photo was from 1826 and was the work of the French inventor Joseph Nisefort Niepce
The first semi-successful photograph ever was made in 1816 by Nicephore Niepce
, using a camera he created and a piece of paper that was coated with silver chloride.
Thanks to the fascination of French inventor Joseph Nicephore Niepce
, a historical milestone was achieved.
In about 1825 and after years of experimentation, French inventor Joseph Nicephore Niepce
(1765-1833) managed to print a crude image with a camera.
The first practical steps towards modern commercial photography were taken in 1839 by Niepce
's associate, Louis-Jacques Mande Daguerre (1789-1851) who, after the sudden death of the former in 1833, perfected a technique in which images were captured on copper covered in thin silver-plate.
Both the V&A and the NPG turned down Helmut and Alison Gernsheim's hoard of some 35,000 items, which includes 'the first photograph' (by Joseph Nicephore Niepce
in 1827), and instead the University of Texas bought it in 1963.
Hospitality chain Hilton has announced the opening of Niepce
Paris Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton, marking the entry of the luxurious collection into the French capital.
But by the time Hugo published the novel in 1831, his compatriots Nicephore Niepce
and Louis Daguerre had already produced the world's first photographs, setting in motion a series of at least equally cataclysmic shifts that would, in time, render the printed volume as quaint as an edifice of hand-carved stone.
Summary: In 1827, French scientist Joseph Nicephore Niepce
developed the first photographic image with a camera obscura
HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Joseph Nicephore Niepce
created the oldest surviving photograph in 1826.
It is also famous for being the birthplace of Nicephore Niepce
, the man who took the oldest surviving photograph in around 1826.