|19 August 1839||Details of the photographic process for creating Daguerreotypes is announced in France by François Arago, a widely respected member of the Académie des Sciences, at a meeting in Paris revealing the work of Louis-Jacques-Mande Daguerre and his inventions. In exchange for a state pension to Daguerre and the son of Niépce the process is given freely to the world. The process is taken up with enthusiasm and the period of Daguerreotypomania begins.|
Monique Jacot (1934, 19 August - ) was born - Switzerland, Neuchâtel.
A.J. Munby (1828, 19 August - 1910, 29 January) was born - Great Britain, York. British diarist, poet, barrister and solicitor with a fascination for working class women. He recorded this interest in diaries, sketches and photographs and his motives have at times been questioned. He secretly married Hannah Cullwick a maid-of-More...
Patrick Nagatani (1945, 19 August - 2017, 27 October) was born - US, IL, Chicago. American printmaker and photographer. In 1991 his book ‘Nuclear Enchantment‘ used photocollage.
Jennifer Schlesinger (1974, 19 August - ) was born - US, CT, Stamford. Jennifer Schlesinger is a Connecticut native, who graduated from the College of Santa Fe in 1998 with a B.A. in Photography and Journalism. Jennifer has taught photography for various organizations and schools and has been an adjunct faculty member More...
Athol Shmith (1914, 19 August - 1990, 21 October) was born. Melbourne-based portrait photographer. Although lesser known than Yousuf Karsh, the two photographers bear comparison and there was an exhibition ‘The Good, The Great & The Gifted: Camera Portraits by Yousuf Karsh and Athol Shmith‘ More...
Waldemar Franz Herman Titzenthaler (1869, 19 August - 1937, 7 March) was born - Austria, Carniola, Laibach (now Carniola, Slovenia, Ljubljana). German photographer who took socially committed portraits of the working classes at the end of the nineteenth century and beginning of the twentieth. The series was called ‘Types of German Workers‘.
Leon Van Loo (1841, 19 August - 1907, 10 January) was born - Belgium, Sint-Joris-ten-Distel. Photographer, portrait painter, art collector - Born Sint-Joris-ten-Distel, Belgium, August 19, 1841. Active in Cincinnati from 1857 until retiring in 1866. Raised in Italy and Brazil, he attended college in Ghent, where he studied photography More...
Chuck Close (1940, 5 July - 2021, 19 August) died. Artist and photographer. He frequently creates photo realistic self portraits.
Gustaf Dalman (1855, 9 June - 1941, 19 August) died - Germany, Herrnhut. German polymath, theologian and model maker who was fascinated by, and documented, the inhabitants, plants, animals and archaeology of The Holy Land with a particular emphasis on Jerusalem. The German Protestant Institute of Archaeology (DEIAHL) More...