The birth of photography and its protagonists
Attempts to capture the images produced inside a dark chamber only through the light itself and photosensitive substances, had begun shortly before 1800 with mixed results and not entirely satisfactory. Partnered in 1829 for research in this field, a restless inventor Joseph-Nicephore Niepce (1765-1833) and a painter concerned about the practical and commercial aspect of his art, Louis-Jacques-Mande Daguerre (1787-1851). After the death of Niépce and based primarily on the previous work of his late partner (the blueprints), Daguerre get, finally, the aim of capturing images stably captured with his camera obscura; Thus was born the picture. Although early daguerreotypes made by the same Daguerre dating from 1837, the invention was not publicly presented until 1839. The new technique would named after its inventor himself as daguerreotype and the first photographs would be called with the name of daguerreotypes.