|12 January 1928||The execution of Ruth Synder by electrocution at Sing Sing Prison is secretly photographed by Tom Howard and is published in an extra edition of the Daily News: New York‘s Picture Newspaper. |
George Allen (1891, 12 January - 1940, 24 November) was born. Took aerial photographs of Southern England between 1933 and 1939 mostly of archaeological sites not not entirely. The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford has a collection of around 2000 of his aerial photographs.
Dr Charles Richard Francis (1821, 12 January - 1901, 10 August) was born.
Baron von Friedrichsthal (1809, 12 January - 1842, 3 March) was born - Austrian Empire, Brünn (now: Czech Republic, Brno). An attaché of the Austrian Legation in Mexico who had Daguerreotype apparatus and spent several months in an examination of Yucatan ruins in 1840, confining his attention to Chichen Itza and Uxmal. He was the first to take photographs of these More...
John Dillwyn Llewelyn (1810, 12 January - 1882, 24 August) was born - Great Britain, Wales, Swansea. A chemist who experimented with early photographic processes and was, by marriage, a cousin of William Henry Fox Talbot. He took landscapes, portraits, architectural shots and an early series of animals in natural settings. These shots amazed More...
Teoberto Maler (1842, 12 January - 1917, 22 November) was born. Went to Mexico as a soldier with Emperor Maximilian and rose to the rank of Captain. After the surrender to Mexican Republican forces he decided to stay in Mexico and developed an interest in photography and archeology. He studied Maya sites and More...
Clark Blickensderfer (1882, 17 September - 1962, 12 January) died - US, CO, Denver.
Marc Ferrez (1843, 7 December - 1923, 12 January) died - Brazil, Rio de Janiero. Brazilian photographer - he took a wide variety of subjects but his urban studies taken for the government are particularly notable. These include the ‘Central Avenue Album‘ which is a useful reference point for Rio at the beginning of More...
Frederic John Mouat (1816, 16 May - 1897, 12 January) died - England, London.
Dennis Stock (1928 - 2010, 11 January) died. American photographer who worked as an apprentice to Gjon Mili at LIFE magazine. In the late 1950s he took a sensitive and astonishing series of portraits of the US jazz scene. He has worked widely as a photojournalist.