Gabriele Basilico (1944, 12 August - ) was born - Italy, Milan. Architectural photographer.
Antoine Claudet (1797, 12 August - 1867, 27 December) was born - France, Lyons. The first professional daguerreotypist in England.
Bill Jay (1940, 12 August - 2009, 10 May) was born - England, Berkshire, Maidenhead. Photographer, educator and author. His wide ranging scholarship on Bill Brandt and the saving of the collections of Francis Frith from obscurity would each represent significant contributions to the history of photography but in addition to this he More...
Major General Sir Charles Metcalfe MacGregor (1840, 12 August - 1887, 5 February) was born - India, Agra.
Leon Van Loo (1841, 12 August - 1907, 10 January) was born - Belgium, Ghent. Photographer, portrait painter, art collector - Born Ghent, Belgium, August 12, 1841. Active in Cincinnati from 1857 until retiring in 1866. Raised in Italy and Brazil, he attended college in Ghent, where he studied photography under Charles More...
Edward John Gayer (1833, 22 December - 1878, 12 August) died.
William Mortensen (1897, 27 January - 1965, 12 August) died - US, CA, Laguna Beach. Pictoralist images.
Lida Moser (1920, 17 August - 2014, 12 August) died - US, DC, Washington. American photographer.
Carl Pulfrich (1858, 24 September - 1929, 12 August) died. A pioneer of photogrammetry.
Vittorio Sella (1859, 28 August - 1943, 12 August) died - Italy, Biella. Mountaineer and photographer who produced outstanding works on the Alps, the Caucasus, Alaska and the Himalayas. His hometown of Biella in Italy hosts the Fondazione Sella with a collection of over 4,000 of his works.