There are several contenders for the title of being the “pioneer of photography,” of which in France, Louis Jacques Mande Daguerre (1787–1851) is the most internationally famous. In Britain, it is widely accepted that although William Henry Fox Talbot (1800–1877) was not the first to produce photographs, he had a major contribution to the development of photography.
Martin, J. and Martin, R. (2004), "HISTORY THROUGH THE LENS: EVERY PICTURE TELLS A STORY", Pole, C. (Ed.) Seeing is Believing? Approaches to Visual Research (Studies in Qualitative Methodology, Vol. 7), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 9-22. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1042-3192(04)07002-8Download as .RIS
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