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Louis Jacques Mandé Dague

Photographer

1787 - 1851 France
BIT ABOUT ME

The journalist Hippolyte Gaucheraud, in a scoop that appeared the day before daguerreotypes were first shown to the Académie des Sciences, wrote of having been shown the image of a dead spider photographed through a solar microscope: “You could study its anatomy with or without a magnifying glass, as in nature; [there is] not a filament, not a duct, as tenuous as might be, that you cannot follow and examine.” - The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre (French: [dagɛʁ]; 18 November 1787 – 10 July 1851) was a French artist and photographer, 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.

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Louis Daguerre and the Story of the Daguerreotype (Uncharted, Unexplored, and Unexplained: Scientific Advancements of the 19th Century) https://amzn.com/1584152478
The Mercury Visions of Louis Daguerre: A Novel https://amzn.com/0743271149