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 Louis Jacques Mande Daguerre  (1787 - 1851)

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Lived/Active: France      Known for: photography invention, dioramas

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1787 (Cormeilles-en-Parisis, Val-d'Oise, France)
 
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1851 (Bry-sur-Marne, France)

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France

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On January 7, 1839, members of the French Académie des Sciences were shown products of an invention that would forever change the nature of visual representation: photography. The astonishingly precise pictures they saw were the work of Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre (1787–1851), a Romantic painter and printmaker most famous until then as the proprietor of the Diorama, a popular Parisian spectacle featuring theatrical painting and lighting effects. Each daguerreotype (as Daguerre dubbed his invent (showing 500 of 4744 characters).



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