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Article: The many inventions of photography

In case you missed it there's a fascinating article as part of the Guardian's Science The H Word series by Mirjam Brusius. She explores new archive evidence that tells a different story about the history of photographs and questions the idea of invention and 'firsts' in photography.

Well worth a read.

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Comment by John Harrison on January 12, 2015 at 18:56

What about Nicéphore Niépce? Bitumen of Judea may not have provided a very clear image, but what was produced was undoubtedly a photograph.

Comment by Mirjam Brusius on December 23, 2014 at 14:08

See this new and excellent volume by Tanya Sheehan and Andrés Mario Zervigón for more critical work on photography's origins:

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