French Physicist Creates the First Photograph

Joseph-Nicephore Niepce, a French physicist created the first photograph in 1826, following his invention of photoengraving in 1816. The image is a view from an upper window of his house and formed on a pewter plate inside a camera obscura over the course of an eight-hour exposure. The preserved photograph is at the University of Texas, USA.

      Joseph-Nicephore Niepce

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