John Demos (1944, 17 January - ) was born - Greece, Thessaloniki. Portraits of Greece and the rituals that are carried out. His book ‘Shadows of Silence‘ received excellent reviews.
Herbert G. French (1872, 17 January - 1942, 25 June) was born - US, KN, Covington. American photographer whose work was published in Camera Work in 1909.
Izis (1911, 17 January - 1980, 16 May) was born - Lithuania, Mariampolé. Lithuanian-born photographer, active in France.
William Eddowes (1827, 10 September - 1880, 17 January) died - Ireland, Sandymount.
Sir Francis Galton (1822, 16 February - 1911, 17 January) died - England, Surrey, Haslemere. British polymath who used photography to better understand scientific principles.
William James Mullins (1860, 21 August - 1917, 17 January) died - US, PA, Pittsburgh.
Eugene Piot (1812, 11 November - 1890, 17 January) died. Early French antiquarian, art collector and photographer who travelled in Greece and Italy and had his portrait taken by Gustave Le Gray.