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 William Henry Fox Talbot  (1800 - 1877)

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Lived/Active: England      Known for: inventor of photography

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Birth
1800 (Dorset, England)
 
Death
1877 (Wiltshire, England)

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England

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William Henry Fox Talbot (1800–1877) and the Invention of Photography

Talbot conceived and brought about a wholly new way of making pictures, perfected the optical and chemical aspects of photography, and learned to use the new medium to make complex images for the botanist, historian, traveler, and artist.

A young English gentleman on his honeymoon sat sketching by the shore of Lake Como early in October 1833, one eye pressed close to a camera lucida. With this simple draft (showing 500 of 8901 characters).



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