Louis-Jacques Mande Daguerre

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Brief Biography

Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre (18 November 1787 – 10 July 1851) was a French artist, recognized for his invention of the daguerreotype process of photography. He became known as one of the fathers of photography. Though he is most famous for his contributions to photography, he was also an accomplished painter and a developer of the diorama theatre.


primary sources

Louis Jacques Mande Daguerre, "Historique et description des procedes du daguerreotype et du diorama" (Paris, Susse freres editeurs, 1839) [1]

secondary sources

Alison and Helmut Gernsheim, "L.J.M Daguerre: the history of diorama and daguerreotype" (London, Secker and Warburg, 1956)


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